After playing around with Little Snitch for a bit, and trying to tame Chrome, I sometimes don't understand what is going on. Am I correct in my understanding here:
When I block access to "google-analytics.com" over port 433, my expectation is that other websites that later try to access a URL on that domain will also fail.
But what seems to be happening instead is that Little Snitch resolves the ÙRL into the associated IP addresses, and blocks access to that instead.
In other words:
- I expected to be blocking http://www.google-analytics.com (/script-etc-etc.js)
- I am blocking access to 22.214.171.124
This is problematic, because Google uses the same IP address to host multiple virtual servers. Some of those virtual servers I want to block, while others are needed for Chrome to even function. The only way to separate them, is by filtering based on URL, and not IP.
Is my understanding correct?