Poser 11 macOS firewall annoyance



  • @perpetualrevision

    quote:" But have you ever looked at the error messages in the Console? There are so many different things popping up all the time that I'm kind of amazed that Poser runs at all on a Mac!"

    only this one time
    I'm not familiar with this sort of thing to be honest

    also what strikes me is that the certificates are invalid when installing stuff with the download manager

    it's odd that Smith Micro isn't fixing this; surely they must be aware of the problem (quality control or something like that ?)



  • @posebaker said in Poser 11 macOS firewall annoyance:

    also what strikes me is that the certificates are invalid when installing stuff with the download manager

    I haven't actually gotten that message about invalid certificates. I installed Poser Pro 11 on a new MacBook about a year ago and the 11.1 update a few weeks after it was released, and then I re-installed Poser Pro 11 about two months ago. All using the SM Download Manager, with no warnings about certificates.

    I have gotten warnings about outdated certificates in the past, with other software, so I know what you're referring to. But if I trusted the developer, I went forward with the install, and as far as I know I've never had any problems as a result.

    I'm not a programmer either, but I like being able to take an "inside look" at things just out of curiosity, so I often look at the Console, ActivityMonitor, and Keychain apps. I think it's the Keychain app that tracks certificate data?



  • @perpetualrevision

    I guess this is a macOS specific security red flag to avoid armageddon... or that Microsoft doesn't lay siege over our SSD drives; how else shall we cross over to Mojave (not that I desperately want to because macOS really sucks lately so that I downgraded back to Sierra and not getting comfy about the future of macOS - getting the feeling everything Apple died with Steve and Woz gone... easy to figure... Tim swirled too close around that self destruct button so many times he won't miss it the next occasion, if not already)



  • Unfortunately, there is no way for us to stop it. An update from about a year ago was the cause, from what I can remember, despite making changes to Poser, they didn't update the certificate... so as a result, MacOS doesn't trust Poser.



  • @cobra has this been reported to @smithmicro ?



  • I'm running latest high sierra, but I have been using poser for years with previous OSs too. I have never had that problem that Andy is so nicely demonstrating. I don't use a firewall.
    Love esther



  • @estherau

    I have a router Firewall, too, but I don't really understand the tech so I enabled the macOS Firewall just in case



  • @anomalaus I thought I did report it, but having a look into my previous cases would suggest otherwise. I'll report it now and see what become of it...



  • As much of a pain as it is, can I please ask anyone who is experiencing this to send an email to SM https://support.smithmicro.com/customer/portal/emails/new

    I've tried to explain this best I could and even said others are also experiencing this and linked back to here, only to be told that they don't have any issues on their end and that no one else has reported anything about this.

    For those who don't get this message, if you enable your system firewall do you start getting it too?



  • have been updating to macOS Mojave and the same problem

    all SmithMicro Poser installer certificates are no longer valid (out of date so to speak) and this is the problem
    can't believe this that SM isn't housekeeping their Poser installers

    bummer



  • @posebaker it's been glaringly obvious that many things did not get a proper handover when the Poser Team changed, especially the installers. What users had come to expect: Web site update notifications with release notes detailing changes/additions/bug fixes from the previous release, documentation updates, network render updates to match the core release version. All remain outstanding.



  • Well, I've given up. I tried again this week, but there isn't anything else I can do, their response still stands.

    "Again, we have no other report and no one in our Engineering team has been able to duplicate it."



  • @cobra

    well, of course not if they (most likely) have disabled the macOS Firewall
    this whole thing sucks
    xcuse ma Frentch



  • @a_sunbeam It's not good to just turn off the software firewall if you don't have to. You could simply open the port on which Poser is talking, instead. Why not turn off? Because it also protects against malicious software that may be lurking on your computer, spreading to others!



  • @h-elwood-gilliland

    would you care sharing how this is done step by step or are expecting everyone to be a network administrator ?