PeerGuardian type application for mac osx ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mak, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. mak macrumors member

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    hi,

    has anyone come across or use an application like PeerGuardian ?

    it is heavily supported for windows based systems but not osx :(

    so if anyone can recommend a very similar app, that would be great.

    thanks,
     
  2. mak thread starter macrumors member

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  3. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    closest thing i have found is an Azureus (torrent program) plugin "safepeer", which stops an automatically-downloaded list of IPs from connecting to you. there is also a program called "Little Snitch", but that program is more of a firewall that stops certain programs from sending your info to their companies servers.

    If you download torrents and use Azureus, you can automatically install 'safepeer' through the "plugin installation wizard" right inside of Azureus.

    http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/
     
  4. mak thread starter macrumors member

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    i am after a stand alone program like PG.

    PG is heavily supported for windows and i can't find a single program for osx that has same function.
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Bear in mind that many people here don't use Windows all that regularly (or only at work without admin priveleges) so they may not be aware of what PeerGuardian does (and don't have the inclination to go off and research it).

    A summary of what it does and why you want it might help so that anyone running a similar solution on the Mac can help even if they're currently unaware that it's like PeerGuardian.
     
  6. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    There is a app called peer vanguard for OSX its a bit hard to get hold of and as with all these apps is of dubious value.If your determined to try it PM me and I,ll email it(2.2mb).
     
  7. mak thread starter macrumors member

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    PeerGuardian is a premier IP blocker for Windows. It has features like support for multiple lists, a list editor, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc). PeerGuardian is the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy.

    It helps combat against --> Ads | Anti-P2P | Educational | Government | Spyware.

    i have tried vanguard but it messes with the apple firewall and other things thus not at all safe i think. PG is very good but only for the windows platform.
     
  8. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    If you read this site you'll see why I said they're of dubious value.
    http://ambrose.spymac.com/
    Peer Vanguard has been running on my setup for a while noprobs except it hogs cpu when it updates once a day I'm about to reinstall OSX and won't reinstall PV as I don't see its value.
     

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