WaterRoof for Mac

WaterRoof for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    9,039
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 08, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Easy way to get access to firewall configuration."

January 13, 2013  |  By ETmacUser

 |  Version: WaterRoof 3.8

Pros

Easy to use (after learning what it's doing and what YOU are doing); it can do a really great work. I've no server, so nothing tested about these.

Cons

Hard learning curve, it's dangerous to perform experiments without a real knowledge of what's will happen. But it MUST be so, power requires responsibility.

Summary

The right way to set things in deep without Terminal. Powerful, obviously requires learning and understanding. Very good

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5 stars

"Makes things simple."

October 13, 2010  |  By fernblatt

 |  Version: WaterRoof 3.0

Pros

Much simpler than setting up ipfw using terminal

Cons

Can't think of any. I've not had the problem some have had with prefs not saving.

Summary

Easy. Simple. Works. See the author's other program, NoobProof - just like this, but has a more limited set of options to keep folks from doing things like locking themselves out of their own machines, etc.

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4 stars

"So Far, So Good"

March 15, 2008  |  By web.master

 |  Version: WaterRoof 2.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The product does require you to understand the basic of IP networking (use the simpler NoobProof version if you don't have this basic knowledge) but does an effective job of configuring a network level firewall for OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Since 10.5 switched to the application-level firewall instead of network-level, the customization does not provide the necessary protections for those who may be running one form of a server or another (http, dns, mail, etc.)

Two thumbs up for this application, which once you get past the learning curve of the application and what it's doing, is the best I've tried so far.

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5 stars

"Great application, thanks."

September 04, 2007  |  By felicedep

 |  Version: WaterRoof 1.8

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a very nice tool for experienced users. It is a very rich and stable application. Net admins usually prefere to use the shell terminal to configure ipfw firewall on osx/freebsd, but with WaterRoof you can speed up it dramatically. The logging option is great, it's very easy to find entries and to make/understand stats. The manual is too vague, but if you want to use WaterRoof you don't need a good WaterRoof manual... you just need to learn how firewalls work.
This is really recommended to every net admin searching for a fast tool for configuring, testing and troubleshooting a firewall.

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2 stars

"Only for those with lots of ipfw experience"

July 17, 2007  |  By moire

 |  Version: WaterRoof 1.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This program is quite simply a gui for the ipfw command prompt firewall program. If you don't understand ipfw this program won't help you as the manual is too vague. If this is the case for you you'll be better off sharpening your ipfw skills by manipulating the command line form of ipfw as that is the true way of learning and mastering ipfw.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7
FASTER !! static rules appear almost istantly. Now firewall logs to /var/log/ipfw.log. Many bugs fixed, including startup script, natd configuration and stats parser.
General
Publisher hanynet.com
Publisher web site http://www.hanynet.com
Release Date July 08, 2007
Date Added July 08, 2007
Version 1.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4.2 or higher
Download Information
File Size 2.72MB
File Name waterroof-3.8.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,039
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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