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Which ports to block osx?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:07 pm
by GabRaf
Hell

Can anyone explain if these are causing my internet to be blocked?
pingsender
com.apple.geod is trying to connect to gspe1-ssl.ls.apple.com
parsecd is trying to connect to api-glb-par.smoot.apple.com
AssetCacheLocatorService is trying to connect to lcdn-locator.apple.com
adprivacyd is trying to connect to bag.itunes.apple.com
CleanMyMac X HealthMonitor is trying to connect to app.hello.devmate.com
akd is trying to connect to gsas.apple.com
touristd is trying to connect to e3167.e9.akamaiedge.net
IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent is trying to connect to init-p01md.apple.com
com.apple.iCloudHelper is trying to connect to p52-quota.icloud.com
commerce is trying to connect to init.itunes.apple.com
cloudd is trying to connect to gateway.icloud.com
fmfd is trying to connect to p52-fmfmobile.icloud.com
com.apple.WebKit.Networking is trying to connect to quizlet.com
Safari is trying to connect to idauth.ebay.com
syncdefaultsd is trying to connect to p52-keyvalueservice.icloud.com

I dont know which ones are causing the problem but if i dont temp block them my internet stops working

Re: Which ports to block osx?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:37 pm
by ctwise
General Apple Services

- com.apple.geod - location services; where your physically located
- parsecd - suggestions (like google suggestions) when searching in various apps
- AssetCacheLocatorService - various images and other media assets
- akd - authentication to apple services
- touristd - first startup 'Welcome to macOS'

iTunes

- adprivacyd - Ads for iTunes?
- commerce - iTunes store

iCloud

- com.apple.iCloudHelper
- cloudd
- fmfd
- syncdefaultsd

General Browsing

- IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent - connect to URL
- pingsender - Firefox process
- com.apple.WebKit.Networking - Safari process
- Safari - Safari process

CleanMyMac App
- CleanMyMac X HealthMonitor

In general, allow anything to Apple servers. If you don't trust Apple then you can't trust macOS either. Same goes for iCloud. Even if you don't use it directly, you still might for macOS to iPhone/iPad. If you want to suppress things like location checking you can experiment with blocking that.

General web browsing you need to leave wide open if you want to browse freely.

Re: Which ports to block osx?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:59 pm
by GabRaf
yeah but ---> for example why would - touristd - first startup 'Welcome to macOS' have anything to do with internet if its a start up screen?

Re: Which ports to block osx?

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:08 pm
by ctwise
GabRaf wrote:yeah but ---> for example why would - touristd - first startup 'Welcome to macOS' have anything to do with internet if its a start up screen?


Don't know. It could be a stats update to inform Apple of another installation. It could be a content pull because they don't bundle all welcome data with the OS install.

Re: Which ports to block osx?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:40 pm
by newyork10023
"General web browsing you need to leave wide open if you want to browse freely."

^ Because The Good Lord Knows that the WWW is free of EVIL.