To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. There are a lot of searchable answers for controlling the firewall from the command line or a script out there, but none of them work in Mac OSX High Sierra. This suggestion is one such example. You can even change the integer passed to enable the firewall "1" or block everything "2".
Changes made via this command are reflected in the System Preferences user interface, but they are not made active. This is testable by using simple things such as ping, etc. There are articles out there that discuss how to turn off system integrity protection too, but that seems like overkill something as simple as this. Posted on Dec 19, PM. Page content loaded. Dec 22, AM in response to jiwils In response to jiwils. The only way around it I can see would be to use user interface scripting to click the button for you. It does interrupt a user as it controls the UI. I don't know if UI scripting is 'SIP aware', it may prevent any changes that try to get around security settings.
Dec 22, AM. Communities Contact Support. It only shows up for a sub-second or so. There are two options here: You can simply select "Allow All" in your firewall, or simply turn it off. You can remove the apps from the list, delete the plist file for those apps, run them, and then add them to the list.
The plist is responsible for a lot of behaviors and I'm willing to bet either an upgrade to the OS or the app can cause the "link" to break. Philip Regan Philip Regan 5, 1 1 gold badge 25 25 silver badges 35 35 bronze badges. Can you please explain what you mean by "delete the plist file for those apps"? The files end with. Downvoted since this is not really an option in many cases. This plist business is kinda messy. This launches the Certificate Assistant: Name: Enter some arbitrary string here that you can remember.
Key pair info: set to RSA, bits. Does not really matter IMHO. Location: login keychain. Xavier Nodet 6 6 bronze badges.
Laryx Decidua Laryx Decidua 1 1 gold badge 6 6 silver badges 6 6 bronze badges. Thank you! This is the only solution that got rid of the firewall nag dialogs for me. I'm running OSX I found with some try that this is the max number that the input box accept at least on OSX Yosemite Didn't work for me on OS X I know because I did it?
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I'm not sure exactly what you're asking for It's worked for me for Spotify and AppCode. If you need info read the man page? IconDaemon The use of - after --sign means that "ad-hoc signing" is used; there's no need to have a cert to use that command. I don't understand why this would contradict the use of the terminal. Run man codesign to see the explanation. Simple, and works.
Much better than accepted answer as I don't want to delete plist files. I wonder if --deep or the leading slash was a problem. RedYeti RedYeti 1 1 gold badge 5 5 silver badges 14 14 bronze badges. While ahall's answer gives a solution, this answer explains why. If merged, it would be the perfect answer. Pete Pete 11 1 1 bronze badge. No more irrating dialogue box from Canon printer driver after that.
Doc Olmo Doc Olmo 1. But the app won't work I tried all the above in Mac All good now. Welcome to Ask Different!
You might want to share your script so that other users can profit from your solution as well. Les Grieve Les Grieve 6 1 1 bronze badge. That seems like a pretty poor solution for most people unless they know what they are doing.
Firewalls are there for good reason - even on Macs. I think you meant "Firewalls are annoying - even on macs".
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Not everyone is uneducated running around on open wifi networks at airports with all their ports open downloading viruses off malware distribution sites. My answer correctly fixes the problem and gets around Apple's stupidly annoying popup boxes. Every time you recompile a binary that uses the network you get the popup which is absolutely inexcusable. The popup is just another annoying way Apple tries to baby uneducated people while leaving developers high and dry.
I agree - not everyone is uneducated. However on this subject the vast majority of people are. Even those who aren't should know better than to take out the main network security component.
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At the very least, warning people of the possible consequences would have been good. Simply turning off the firewall I'd not count as a "fix" but a very hacky work-around. Featured on Meta.
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