As with any network and internet-capable computing system, many of Apple's services and programs require access to the internet and/or local network using TCP and UDP ports to function properly. When ports are blocked for a given service, applications
Linksys firmware update: "Auto-enter" customized settings; Streaming Transport via UDP
Trying to cut Net communication delays, Google has begun testing a new technology called QUIC that seeks to marry security, reliability, and performance.
Under a barrage of more than 10GB per second in a DDoS attack, the document-leaking organization's Web site has been either inoperable or sluggish since the beginning of the month.
Many people were relieved to see Apple include support for Cisco VPN in the Snow Leopard version of Mac OS X; however, the implementation in the operation system is limited to TCP connections and does not support the UDP protocol. This has stopped seve
Security researchers say that the danger stems from widely used technology found in routers and other standard networking equipment.
Odds and Ends: Mac OS X 10.4.7 Server overrides port closure; Knowledge Base updates
File Sharing to a firewall-protected Mac: a follow-up
Apple support documents on Power Mac G5 startup, usage of Restore discs with Panther and commonly used network ports.
A VeriSign investigation underscores how little money or technical expertise is needed to carry out botnet attacks.