Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm using Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and have a couple of apps giving problems connecting at work. I'm using Socialite to keep track of Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds, and also use Adium for chatting on Gtalk, Facebook and Skype.

When running Socialite, the application tries to update indefinitely, I suspect this is because of a blocked port.

Also when trying to connect Facebook chat on Adium, the screen where Facebook authorisation is supposed to happen stays in a loading state as well.

How can I figure out which ports these applications are trying to use, and if not port blocking, what the issue is behind them not connecting?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Private Eye might be what you're looking for. It's a free network monitor for Mac OS X. It shows where it tries to connect, so you could test the domains manually to see if they're blocked.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.