I don't understand the bewildering number of ports - so how, when and why should I block any of them? Why are they used, when, for what purposes, by which programs?
i don't understand how to tell when a program is attempting to transmit information for a valid reason, versus attempting to do so for some nefarious purpose... so I don't know how or why to agree or not to agree to allow any particular program to do so.
The instructions for Little Snitch are woefully inadequate because there are no examples to follow. I can only learn from real-world examples. Without examples, all I have is a manual that tells a lot of HOWs but fails to show any WHYs. Am I the only person who feels this way? Is there more information, somewhere, that I have not discovered, that explains this better? Little Snitch is a great little utility, but I feel that it deserves better instructional support.
motti.shneor wrote:I'm struggling with netbiosd rules for 6 months now, and I just can't figure it out. I have Windows-file-sharing off, I have router that does not forward ports, I do not run any special services (at least I don't know of any), still my netbiosd - Mac OS software - attempts at least a few dozen outbound connections to arbitrary IPs and ports each day, and blocks my (and my kids's) work with those dialogs we just can't correctly answer.
hagen wrote:My netbiosd has one rule: Deny any outgoing connection. It never bothers me.
What happens if you try that?
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