Customize the specific access settings for a service

Your Norton product lets you customize the incoming and outgoing network connections settings for each service on your Mac. You can specify the IP addresses from which you want to allow or block connection attempts. The specific access settings that you specify appear in the row under the application name with a minus (-) and plus (+) sign.

You can add any number of specific access settings for a service. For example, you can add a specific access setting for a service to allow connection from all the computers on your network. You can also add another specific access setting for the same service to block connection from a single computer.

Customize the specific access settings for a service

  1. In the Norton product main window, click Advanced.

  2. On the left pane, click Firewall.

  3. In the Connection Blocking row, click the settings icon.

  4. In the Connection Blocking window, in the Editing settings menu, select the network location for which you want to specify the specific access settings.

  5. In the View menu, click Services/Ports.

  6. Select one of the following tabs:

    Incoming

    Lets you specify the access settings for the incoming connections that use the service.

    Outgoing

    Lets you specify the access settings for the outgoing connections that use the service.

  7. In the View pane, click the + sign next to the service name.

  8. In the Edit address dialog, select the type of access for the connections. Your options are:

    Allow

    Lets you allow the connections to or from an IP address.

    Block

    Lets you block the connections to or from an IP address.

  9. Select the one of the following option to customize the specific access settings:

    All computers on my current network

    Lets you allow or block connections to or from all computers on your network.

    A single computer

    Lets you allow or block connections to or from the computer with the IP address that you specify.

    All IP addresses beginning with

    Lets you allow or block connections to or from computers with the base address that you specify.

    All IP addresses on a network

    Lets you allow or block connections to or from computers on a local network.

  10. Click Save.

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DOCID: v18928898_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 09/01/2017