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Re: [OT] Re: apple mac laptop.
- To: Gary Kline <kline_(_at_)_thought_(_dot_)_org>
- Subject: Re: [OT] Re: apple mac laptop.
- From: David Kelly <dkelly_(_at_)_hiwaay_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 21:46:16 -0500
- Cc: FreeBSD Questions <questions_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org>
- Reply-to: FreeBSD Questions <questions_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org>
On Aug 8, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
So besides the mac firewall [whatever], the laptop will be
behind my pfSense box. So... --and to be completely honest, the
main reason for this >> $1000 laptop is *security*. When she was
younger I wasn't that concerned is some kiddie cracker learned
that her favorite pet was a kitty. Different now.
MacOS X comes with good old ipfw. Apple has added a 2nd firewall on
top of that for 10.5, but apparently not pf.
Another question: can I install X11 without it bothering whatever
kind of mac front-end windowing comes with? Be great if I could
admin this BSD-based computer from my office.
Yes, Apple provides X11 as an optional install on the included system
DVD, but not preloaded from the factory.
While you are loading X11 I suggest you also install Xcode. Then again
I think Xcode was pre-installed on my Mac Pro. Xcode is Apple's
software development environment.
David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly_(_at_)_HiWAAY_(_dot_)_net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
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