||Exploring the Mac OS X Firewall|
|Subject:||Firewalls and Internet Sharing|
Response to: Firewalls and Internet Sharing
The problem is that when you do internet sharing OS X does not create any special rules for the computers who are accessing the internet through the master computer. The rules for inbound packets are the same for access to your computer from the outside as they are for the sharees. I have found that as I only expose http and ssh then computers that are accessing the internet via my computer can only access http and ssh. What I do is add an extra rule to allow https access to my computer from the airport card so that my wife can access the shopping sites.
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