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Smarter Parental Controls

If you've been using the parental controls options in Mac OS X to lock your child out of using a particular computer late at night, but would like to employ a more clever technique to limit Internet access, turn to MAC address filtering on an Apple base station.

To do this, launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, and click Manual Setup. In the Access Control view, choose Time Access to turn on MAC filtering. You'll need to enter the MAC address of the particular computer, which (in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) you can find in the Network System Preferences pane: click AirPort in the adapter list, and click Advanced. The AirPort ID is the MAC address.

 
 

Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server)

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To bring the security fixes from Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion back to 10.6 Snow Leopard, Apple has released Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard) and Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard Server). The security vulnerabilities addressed are many and varied, with numerous affected components. Plus, Apple has updated a number of root SSL/TLS certificates. We recommend these updates for anyone still running Snow Leopard; it’s easiest to let Software Update install the correct version for you. (Free, 136.28 MB for Snow Leopard / 144.91 MB for Snow Leopard Server)

 

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Comments about Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server)
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Hunter H  2011-10-18 12:20
Oiks, just realized haven't updated since 10.6.1 - can I go straight to this, or do I need to update incrementally?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-10-18 12:44
Absolutely - Apple is very good about this. You want the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Combo Update 1.1, and once you've installed that, you can install Security Update 2011-006.

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

I think if you run Software Update, it will just give you the right stuff automatically.
Hunter H  2011-10-18 14:11
Awesome - thanks very much for your reply!