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A popular personal firewall for Mac OS X by Objective Development. Little Snitch offers powerful control over which network addresses individual applications and processes can access, while remaining unobtrusive and accessibly user-friendly. See the developer's site at http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/ for details.

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Why did Little Snitch deny an incoming connection to openvpn from vpn.btguard.com?

I'm on my BTGuard VPN, and just randomly got a connection denial popup from Little Snitch. The notes from the entry in LS is: On May 29, 2019, vpn.btguard.com tried to establish an incoming ...
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Little Snitch Map show Unknown Location and Private Network

Late 2012 iMac running macOS High Sierra and Little Snitch version 4.1.3 When I open the map it shows to Icons, one Unknown Location and the other Private Network. I denied access to Unknown ...
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Shouldn't all of my network traffic be going through my VPN client? Why do applications appear to have their own network activity?

I am using the MacOS client of PIA in tandem with Little Snitch to monitor network activity, but within this question, I am curious how VPN clients work generally. For privacy and security I, like ...
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GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent keeps reinstalling itself and connecting to Google Update Servers

I'm using LittleSnitch on OS X 10.11.6 to see outgoing connections and have previously noticed how ksfetch keeps trying to connect for Updates, launched with changing names by ...
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Can I manpulate Little Snitch access control lists via CLI on Mac OS X?

I am running Little Snitch on Mac OS X, which lets me control how individual processes access the network. Currently, every time a new application tries to go online, I have to confirm or deny its ...
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Google Chrome calling nypost.com every ~5 seconds

I'm using Chrome 21.0.1180.49 beta on Mac OS X 10.7.4. Did some Googling and can't figure this out. I visited a page on nypost.com earlier this morning. Just noticed that Little Snitch is reporting ...
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DNS connections to my ISP during TOR?

With Little Snitch on my mac, I noticed that during TOR/TorButton use (latest version), little snitch says there's still an occasional DNS connection to my ISP. What's the purpose of this, is it a ...
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Little Snitch: how to selectively allow a single script to access the internet?

I have a python script that accesses the web and each time it launches I'm prompted by my Little Snitch to allow the connection by Python. I don't want to allow globally allow Python to connect, ...
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What's the closest equivalent of Little Snitch (Mac program) on Windows? [closed]

I'm using Windows 7 and would like to have a feature like Little Snitch on the Mac that alerts you whenever a program on your computer makes an outgoing connection. Description of Little Snitch from ...
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Firefox wants to connect to crowdcache1.stonekitty.net on TCP port 9911 (sype-transport)?

I just installed Little Snitch on my Mac. When I start up Firefox it now popups with the above warning. I can't seem to find any information regarding sype-transport or port 9911, beyond that it is ...
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Firewall to block traffic to specific websites

I have recently switched from MAC to Windows Vista. I used to have LittleSnitch on Mac where I can create filters and disable browsing to other websites. I mean, I can create filters so that ...
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Why is Transmission constantly active?

I am using Transmission (1.92, the latest version) in Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard, and have noticed that, without any torrents (at all, not even paused), Little Snitch reports constant activity from ...
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Removing Little Snitch completely (Mac OS X Snow Leopard)

I uninstalled Little Snitch months ago. Or so, I thought. When opening Console.app, I see something like this: Here’s a textual log: 21/11/09 22:05:31 com.apple.launchd[1] (at.obdev....
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What is locationd and why is my 3rd party firewall intercepting it in Snow Leopard at intervals?

Little Snitch reported an outgoing connection from locationd which appears to be a new daemon installed by default on Snow Leopard. A search for strings inside the locationd binary shows a link to ...