Little Snitch Configuration advice

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  1. rawdawg, Nov 5, 2012
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    rawdawg macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2009
    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.
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    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
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    MOD NOTE: Maybe better in apps since not all 10.8 users use Little Snitch.

  4. rawdawg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2009
    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?
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    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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