I just found out a problem I was having being able to ssh into my computer from a remote site is caused by the Mac McAfee Livesafe firewall. One of the default rules it lists is:
"Block remote incoming"
When I disable the firewall completely, I can login just fine, but when it's enabled, the connection just times out after a minute or so.
I've attached a screen shot of the window in question. As you may be able to tell, when I click on that rule, the - button on the bottom stays greyed-out, and won't let me delete the rule. Also, the entire right-hand side is also greyed-out, so it looks like I can't just edit it to allow remote connections at the very least. I know firewalls are there to keep you safe, but if you need to be able to ssh to a machine to remotely manage it, then you need to do that, and the firewall shouldn't hinder you that way.
I even tried hitting the button for "Reset defaults", and initially it seemed to remove ALL of those settings, but as soon as I rebooted, they came back exactly where they had been, including the block remote incoming rule.
I'd really hate to disable the firewall just because I need to remotely connect to my machine, and when you disable the firewall, it *also* for some reason turns off real-time scanning, which is actually the bigger perk for me. If I can't have RT scanning, I may as well uninstall the whole thing and just go without.
Is there *any* way to be able to change or edit these rules that I'm missing?
Any help would be appreciated,
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You cannot access resources on your network when Internet Security for Mac is installed
Document ID: TS102251
When you have identified your version, click the blue triangle to see how to change your firewall settings:
Please try these steps: