Is there a good firewall, any firewall? For the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Thomas Davie, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Simple; I would like to be able to monitor what my apps are attempting to send/receive and allow/deny on a selective basis. Like Little Snitch?

    thanks for any info.

    Tom
     
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    I don't think so unless you jailbreak. Are you wanting to do this in order to save on data usage?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, not trying to save on data; I just want the ability to control what data goes out and comes in. For example; I've downloaded a freeware app....I. Do not want it communicating without permission.

    Thanks for the reply

    Tom
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Stick your iPad in airplane mode when running the app.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Won't work. I want to be able to have connectivity, but defined connectivity. I guess I want an IOS version of Little Snitch. I also want to be able to allow some connections through, but deny others (multilevel per-existing rules that could be active simultaneously).

    Tom
     
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    Get Netstat app, it will show you the open sockets in real time..

    Although, I think it only works with system apps, don't think it's able to view the activity of 3rd party apps. That's a limitation of iOS, you'd need to jailbreak to monitor all apps on the device.
     

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