What's the best IP Blocker for Mac

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  1. Xicculus

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    Free, of course - what are y'all using?
     
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    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?
     
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    the latter :o
     
  4. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    gawd damn this forum is becoming elistists :rofl:
    did the programming forum get too big with all the egos or something? :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    i use Peer Guardian for the mac.
     
  6. TheWeasel

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    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.
     
  7. CyberBullets

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    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
     
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    :werd: 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.
     
  9. CyberBullets

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    Troof.

    Seriously though, get dirty, get frustrated and learn something cool.
     
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    If you can't speak Objective-C to your Mac you have no business being here! :p
     
  11. tenplanescrashing

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    so what is this IP Blocking thingamajig for?
     
  12. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  14. CyberBullets

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    Unpossible. You can't block your IP. You can mask it with a VPN, but then it's that network's IP.
     

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