Little Snitch-like app for 10.6 x64?

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  1. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    I just got SL running and from what i read Little Snitch doesnt work on x64. Is there another rule-based firewall i can use meanwhile?
     
  2. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

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  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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  4. NoSmokingBandit thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are you in x64 mode though? I havent tried it myself, im just going by what i have read.
     
  5. ymarker macrumors member

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    from release notes:
    What’s new in Little Snitch 2.2 beta 1

    * This version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
    * Support for 64-bit kernels has been added....
     
  6. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    I am not running in x64 because it's not needed and it causes more problems than benefits.

    Are you running in x64 for the "just because" effect?
     
  7. walshlink macrumors regular

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    What problems? I am running 64 bit and have no issues...
     
  8. = bluntman = macrumors regular

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    Same here, 64-bit SL + Little Snitch = no problems
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Just boot SL's kernel in 32bit mode. starting up in K64 provides little benefit other then having the gee whiz affect.

    As another poster put it, its not worth the added problems - like program incompatibility. you can still run 64bit apps when booting up the 32bit kernel, so you're not really losing out on too much.
     
  10. walshlink macrumors regular

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    Actually 64-bit provides extra security, stability, etc...
     

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