For some reason, Maya isn’t allowed to receive network connections without manually letting it by choosing “Allow” or “Deny” in the firewall pop up message. Even if it is listed as “Allow” in the firewall preferences, it asks again every time.
I’m not sure whats causing this behavior, but it sure is annoying. Finally I found a solution for it!
It has to do with “code signing” and something the developer has forgotten to do after changing the application, I don’t know.
I’m not as paranoid to think that someone has altered the code without my knowledge, so I trust the code from Autodesk and sign it myself to stop receiving this message. I’ll route you to the blog where I found the solution here:
I’ve heard people have similar problems with other applications as well, like iTunes.
I take no responsibilities for this solution, it’s totally up to you!