Catalina: accepting incoming connections on unbound does not survive a reboot

Bill Cole macportsusers-20171215 at
Fri Jan 15 04:28:47 UTC 2021

On 14 Jan 2021, at 18:50, Tom wrote:

> Have you tried Lulu or Little Snitch?

I've used both on various versions through 10.14. It is my understanding 
that due to Apple exempting their own software from the Network 
Extension Framework, both are hobbled on 10.15+, but that with 11.2 they 
will be reversing that choice.

My issues with modern macOS for server applications are mostly with the 
broken logging and the difficulty of stripping down the operational 
environment to just what's needed on a Mac that doesn't normally 
function as a personal computer.

>> Disabling the built-in firewall entirely may be your only solution. I 
>> am not sure because I have not bothered trying to make any macOS 
>> newer than El Capitan usable as a server. Life is short and FreeBSD 
>> exists.

Bill Cole
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