The impact of Jaguar.

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The impact of Jaguar.

Post by zipshades » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:03 pm

In the Security section of Apple's "300+ new features of Jaguar" website i found the following:
# Application-Based Firewall

Gain more control over the built-in firewall. Specify the behavior of specific applications to either allow or block incoming connections.

I'm not 100% sure how I'm supposed to interpret this, but assuming we're talking about established connections, as opposed to "fire and forget" dumping of data with outgoing UDP-packets; Won't this pretty much kill off Little Snitch as a product?

If they are also blocking _outgoing_ traffic (doesn't sound like it from the wording above, but who knows. Maybe Apple are just "simplifying" to make things understandable to non-technical users), it surely kills of LS..

Or does it? "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

I'd feel a _lot_ better trustig this kind of functionality with a third party vendor, as opposed to the one supplying my OS.

This aside, does anyone know how LS interacts with said buildt-in fw?


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Post by FredB » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:44 pm

I think you mean Leopard not Jaguar. ;)

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Post by norbert » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:58 am

Please see my comments at this thread.

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