Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Xicculus, Mar 3, 2009.
Free, of course - what are y'all using?
Are you the sort of mac user that understands the Unix back-end? Or are you a "if I can't pointy clicky I'm lost" type of mac user?
gawd damn this forum is becoming elistists
did the programming forum get too big with all the egos or something?
i use Peer Guardian for the mac.
Depends on what you're looking for. Trying to stop an app from contacting a specific site or IP, Little Snitch. Trying to stop an app from contacting a blacklist of IP addresses, Peer Guardian.
Honestly, you can edit your /etc/hosts.deny and it does the job. Take the time, learn something new and ask questions.
Here is some documentation on it: http://linux.die.net/man/5/hosts.deny
or if you want to make it at least a bit easier to do on the fly, you can try to get iptables/APF working (a port from a BSD or Linux distro). It gives you a bit better overall control of the network stack.
Seriously though, get dirty, get frustrated and learn something cool.
If you can't speak Objective-C to your Mac you have no business being here!
so what is this IP Blocking thingamajig for?
One of the most common uses, at least for blocking/filtering inbound traffic is to protect from DDoS attacks and other hackers/crackers.
For outbound, maybe you are running an application and you want to prevent it from phoning home... that kind of thing.
in for this
specifically id like to make sure no one can see what or where im downloading anything from, or uploading. i mostly use private trackers like waffles but im still worried since i got caught on demonoid.
Unpossible. You can't block your IP. You can mask it with a VPN, but then it's that network's IP.