Block network computers from viewing my Safari log

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by latergator116, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. latergator116 macrumors 68000

    latergator116

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    My brother has his computer downstairs and I know that he can/does view what websites I go to. I am wondering if it is possible to block other computers on my network from viewing my Safari log? Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks.
     
  2. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    What makes you suspect he is viewing your safari logs? I don't know if file sharing users can access those files, as I haven't tried. If you have file sharing enabled and these files can be read by other users the easiest thing I can think of to do is to use a program like SharePoints to limit the directories that users have access to, or simply clear your history.

    Safari keeps it's history in the file ~/Library/Safari/History.plist

    The other likely scenario is that you are behind a router and he is having the router send logs to his computer. Some routers have the option to dump access logs to a certain ip. If you don't use file sharing then this may be what is happening.
     
  3. latergator116 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I didn't have on file sharing, but I had on personal web sharing, so I turned that off. I don't know how that ever got on in the frist place.

    He has been making some comments lately about some websites that I visited, so I know he is tracking where I go. I have a feeling he is using the second scenario you described
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Personal web sharing wouldn't have anything to do with it unless it's sharing ~/Library instead of ~/Sites. He doesn't have admin access on your Mac does he? Also, he might be using a packet sniffer to watch your web traffic as it happens.
     

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