Ralph Johns

iChat Information Pages


Pictures or the Panther and Tiger Firewall Settings

Panther Ports in the Firewall

These same ports in the one line entry in Panther 5060, 5190, 5297, 5298, 5353, 5678, 16384-16403

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Tiger Ports in the Firewall

The ports split into the TCP and UDP lines for Tiger

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The Ports

Tiger TCP and UDP Ports For Mac Firewall
Service TCP Ports UDP Ports
iChat over AIM 5190 5060, 5190, 5678, 16384-16403
Bonjour 5298 5297, 5298, 5353
Jabber 5220, 5222, 5223 No ports
All Ports5190, 5220, 5222, 5223, 5298 5060, 5190, 5297, 5298, 5353, 5678, 16384-16403

Notice that for the Tiger (10.4.x) firewall some ports are listed as both UDP and TCP

How -To Revisited

  1. Open System Preferences from the DOCK
  2. Select Sharing Preference Pane
  3. Select Firewall tab
  4. On the right use the Add Button
  5. Select Other from the drop down at the top.
  6. Enter details relevant to your OS version
  7. Enter a name fro this entry in Description

Leopard (10.5.x)

Leopard's firewall has been moved and changed. It is in System Preferences > Security.
It has three Settings:-

  1. Allow All (which is Off)
  2. Allow Essesntials which is a Partial ON
  3. Allow Specifics which needs applications added to the List and is an On Setting
Applications are given "certificates" by the system and only allowed apps can use the open ports
Eliminating Problems: Page 4 As you have probably came from there.

© 2005 Ralph Johns Edited 24/9/2005, 5/5/2006, 25/08/2007
Updated September 2006. Moved to Gargoyles and edited Mar 2007
Edited: 1:45 PM Sunday; September 21, 2008

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About This Page

A simple split of the two versions of System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall tab showing the Panther (10.3.x) and Tiger (10.4.x) versions as separate pictures. Includes a table after that that shows the Protocols used on each port for the Tiger Firewall.

The "System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall" bit means open System Preferences then Sharing and select the Firewall tab