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K130 Configuring Little Snitch on your MAC

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this is showing you how to configure the preferences in little snitch to be able utilize this software to the best of your needs.

Configuring Little Snitch

The Little Snitch preference pane within the "System Preferences" application serves to start, stop or change the configuration of "Little Snitch".

Little Snitch

The Little Snitch Preference Pane

First you need to authenticate yourself by clicking on the button with the little lock at the bottom line of the window.

If little snitch is active, you can see the list with the current rules. You can change the displayed order of these rules by clicking into the column headers.

  • By clicking "New..." you can create a new rule.
  • By clicking "Edit..." you can edit the selected rule.
  • By clicking "Duplicate..." you can copy an existing rule, modify it and save it as a new rule.
  • By clicking "Delete..." you can delete the selected rule.

How to add a new rule manually

  • Open the Little Snitch preference pane within the "System Preferences" application.
  • Click on the "lock" button to unlock the preference pane. You will be asked for your username and password.
  • By selecting "New..." you can create a new rule. (By clicking "Duplicate..." you can can copy an existing rule, modify it and save it as a new rule.)
Little Snitch

The Rule Editor

Application: Click "Choose..." to select an application for which the rule should apply or leave "any" as a general rule for all applications. Tip: You can enter the full path within the open panel by simply typing "/" and then continue with the rest of the path.

Permission: Select "Allow" or "Deny" whether you want to add a rule which allows/denies connections from the chosen application or from "any" application if you don't choose an application.

Server: To restrict the rule to a specific server you can enter either the IP-address or the name of the server. You can also specify an IP-range by entering an IP-address and then clicking on the small button on the right side. Use the "IP Range" pop-up to select a range.

Port: To restrict the rule to a specific port enter a port number or port name like "http".

Protocol: To restrict the rule to a specific protocol enter a protocol number or name like "udp".

The same panel appears if you choose to edit or duplicate a rule.

Note: More specific rules override general rules, regardless of their order in the listing.

  • A rule for a particular application overrides a rule for "any" application.
  • A rule for a particular Internet address overrides a general rule.
  • Only the first rule which matches is applied.
  • If no rule matches, the Little Snitch alert panel appears.
 
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