VmWare Fusion ?

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VmWare Fusion ?

Post by Tim13 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:19 am

August 2018 I updated to MacOS 13 (High Sierra), and had to update VmWare Fusion to v10 because something was not working. Now I need to run one Windows App and I notice that Fusion bypasses Little Snitch.

I notice, as the windows application was able to download an update from the internet - without Snitch asking for permission.
Steps I took to verify:
1) update to the lastest version of Snitch
2) deleted the two rules for Fusion (one for the app, one for the fusion network interface)
3) rebooted

After performing the 3 steps (above), I can open Firefox in Windows, and it has full internet access, without Snitch asking. I checked all rules in Snitch, and I disabled all outgoing local connections = but that does not make a difference.

Not sure am I doing something wrong, is Fusion somehow bypassing Snitch ?


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Re: VmWare Fusion ?

Post by Fly » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:01 pm

Try to disable (restrict) ALL network connection in LS (it should deny everything) and try again. If this behaviour repeats, that means that yeah, Fusion bypasses LS somehow, may be by directly connecting to network adapter, may be somehow else.

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