[Pythonmac-SIG] Python solution to monitor your internet
bob at redivi.com
Thu Jan 22 19:23:56 EST 2004
Well I only downloaded it to see how it worked (pick it apart ;) .. I
don't personally use a whole lot of software that tries to spy on me,
but I have friends who do (thanks, Macromedia!) and they say that it
works just fine.
Technically, I would certainly recommend it. It seems to work as
advertised, easy to use, etc.
Personally, I would like to see an open source version (for study, not
to prevent obdev from making money), but I'm not interested enough to
On Jan 22, 2004, at 5:41 PM, W.T. Bridgman wrote:
> Then could I assume that you regard 'LittleSnitch' as a worthwhile
> program for such a task?
> On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at 08:07 AM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> On Jan 20, 2004, at 7:34 AM, Jack Jansen wrote:
>>> I don't think you have to be *that* gross. The ipfirewall device
>>> (see man 4 firewall) can probably be used to make all packets be
>>> given to your code for inspection. But still I don't think I'd want
>>> to do this in Python because of the overhead.
>> It's extremely important to know the pid the packet came from in this
>> sort of application, so that interface won't cut it. Little Snitch
>> uses a kext.
>> (kextstat output -- little snitch isn't even active at the moment, I
>> guess it stays resident)
>> 86 0 0x2fa51000 0xe000 0xd000 at.obdev.KUC (1.1.1) <10>
>> (the startup item is probably a replicant of what is in the pref
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