Little Snitch Configuration advice

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  1. rawdawg, Nov 5, 2012
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    macrumors 6502

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    I finally have my new MacMini and Mountain Lion and am starting from scratch installing all my programs.

    I am also realizing how much a pain I must have gone through years ago when I set permissions for Little Snitch.

    Is there a database out there for all the hundreds of stupid alerts that come up so that I know what the heck I should bother blocking?

    Anyone have any rules for what they block?

    Did I ask this in the wrong forum? Figured 10.8 would be good because it's my current OS and users here would encounter similar items trying to access the internet.
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    I tend to just block the things I don't need or want or don't benefit me or work against me... tracking stuff, apps that phone home trying to contact an unneccesary activation server or what not
     
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    balamw

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    MOD NOTE: Maybe better in apps since not all 10.8 users use Little Snitch.

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  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any listings for Little Snitch configurations?

    Hello, I recently updated to 10.8 and with it have cleanly installed all programs including Little Snitch.

    I had completely forgotten how tedious the process is setting permissions? Naturally there are a million requests popping up and it's very hard figuring out what they are.

    Is there an available list of which items I should block if they don't serve me the greater good?
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    I don't know of any lists, but many of them I can easily figure out on my own. Others, I will do a Google search to see what they are before making a decision on allowing it or not.
     

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