I'm new to torrents and looking for some advice. For a short while I've been using Transmission to share files, but now I'm wondering if I've been leaving myself open to security risks, and how I should minimize that. Until now, when I open Transmission, I get a Little Snitch alert saying something like Transmission wants to connect to SomeServer.com on TCP port 1234 Allow or deny connection: once? until Transmission quits? forever? Condition: Any network connection? Same port? Same server? Samer server and port? Deny until Quit? Allow until Quit? I've found that unless I allow any network connection until Transmission quits, then it becomes un-usable with all the Little Snitch boxes opening up continuously alerting me about a different port and server it wants to connect to. The only way to avoid having to deal with Little Snitch every few seconds seems to be to allow any network connection until the program quits. From a security point of view (and from the point of view of how you guys usually use Transmission) - is this really what I should be doing, allowing any network connection? For the record: OS X 10.4.11, connecting to wireless router via Airport, Firewall on router Mac firewall on Mac sharing prefs: only personal file sharing turned on (and under the Firewall tab, something called Network Time ticked); internet sharing off.