Configure the access settings for services

Your Norton product lets you specify the access settings for the services that run on your Mac. Based on the access settings that you specify and the current network location of your Mac, firewall allows or blocks the network connections that use the service.

The access settings that you configure are specific to the selected network location. It applies to your Mac only when it connects to the network location for which your Connection Blocking setting is configured.

When you add a service, the name of the service appears in the View pane of the Connection Blocking window. In addition, you can view the default access setting for the service under the service name.

By default, your Norton product creates the <All other services> access setting. This access setting includes all services that run on your Mac.

Specify 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 configure the access settings.

  5. In the View menu, select 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. Click Add service.

  8. In the New Service dialog that appears, select the default access setting option that you want to apply for the service. Your options are:

    Allow

    Allows the network connections for the service.

    Block

    Blocks the network connections for the service.

  9. Select the required service from the Service name menu.

    If the service is not listed in the Service name menu, enter the name of the new service in the Service name menu. You can also enter a description for the service in the Description field.

  10. Configure the following tabs as required:

    Ports

    Lists the ports in the firewall that the service can open.

    You can use the Add, Edit, and Remove options only when you add a new service.

    You can use these options to add or modify the port numbers that you add.

    Logging

    Lists the types of connections that your Norton product must log.

    Notifications

    Lists the types of connections for which your Norton product should notify you when it makes a connection attempt.

    You can select whether the firewall must allow or block the connection attempts that use the service.

  11. Click Save.

  12. In the Action drop-down menu at the bottom of the Connection Blocking window, specify the advanced firewall preferences. Your options are:

    Logging and notification settings

    Lets you specify the type of access attempts for which you want your Norton product to maintain records.

    You can also specify the type of access attempts about which you want your Norton product to notify you.

    Advanced settings

    Lets you specify the advanced firewall options.

    Reset to Defaults

    Lets you reset configuration to default level.

  13. Click Done.

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DOCID: v56197616_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 09/01/2017