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Home Page License:
Open source; $0

Current Version: 1.4 (July 20, 2009)

NoobProof (from the authors of WaterRoof) is a free IPFW firewall front end for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 that is designed to be simpler than WaterRoof (requiring only 5 steps to configure).

Version 1.4 adds/changes the following:

  • New more flexible Injector
  • Wizard configuration
  • Block outgoing connections to specific hosts or ips
  • Much more friendly default configuration

A WaterRoof / NoobProof comparison can help you make a decision about which of these free firewall configuration tools is right for you.

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Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!