OSX Websharing Security

in macOS edited January 2014
Does anyone know where I can find out how to configure the Apache webserver so that my OS is secure when I allow websharing,or at least how to set up a personal firewall.Any info would be appreciated.


  • Reply 1 of 5
    Well if you are going to allow connections from the internet, you need to secure more then just your webserver. You need to consider other items such as remote access(telnet) and filesharing. I would recommend getting a router/hub/firewall. This way you can block unwanted network traffic before it gets to your box..
  • Reply 2 of 5
    What is a good firewall?
  • Reply 3 of 5
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=9103&db=mac"; target="_blank"> Brickhouse</a> is the most highly praised OS X firewall right now. It's shareware. For hardware stuff, I don't know, I'm too cheap
  • Reply 4 of 5
    I bought a Linksys 4 Port Cable/DSL Router (model number BEFSR41) at amazon. It has a built in firewall and is a great value at $70.

    To restrict access to your website, you need to modify the Apache configuration file /etc/httpd/httpd.conf. Apache configuration is fairly involved and is out of the scope of this post. This <a href="http://www.apacheweek.com/features/userauth"; target="_blank">article</a> should help you get started. You can find other tutorials on the <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/misc/tutorials.html"; target="_blank">Apache site</a>.

    There are also third party front ends to Apache that make configuration easier, but I have never used any of them. I know <a href="http://www.tenon.com"; target="_blank">Tenon</a> has one. Hopefully, Apple will incorporate one of the front ends into 10.2.

    [ 01-31-2002: Message edited by: Brian J. ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 5
    OK .Thanks for the advice.
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