[OS X TeX] OT: Little Snitch
rrb at math.wayne.edu
Thu Jan 1 14:12:07 EST 2009
A little while ago I said:
> I found your comments about Little Snitch interesting, so tried it
> out (version 2_0_4). Wasn't so sure i wanted to run it, so tried simply
> killing the 4 processes it seemed to have launched, but even my
> administrative user acct didn't have sufficient permissions, and I didn't
> want to enable real root access just for this, so looked at Little Snitch's
> Config/Install and asked it to Uninstall. All seemed to go well, but
> I am now unable to go online with Skype (I tell it to go online and
> nothing happens - no error message but I am also not put online).
> Similarly, Mail seems to be blocking content that would have been visible
This problem was solved by simply rebooting. Turns out
- little snitch prevents kill -9 from stopping it, as this
would allow malicious programs to defeat it
- the module at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch stays loaded through
logout and login, even after an Uninstall, (Check via kexstat
in a Terminal Window),
- rebooting after Uninstall will not reload this module: Problem Solved.
Objective Development solved this for me within 1/2 hour of my reporting the
problem. Kudos to their tech support.
PS: FWIW, I am still in the dark ages: Mac OS X 10.4.11 on my home machine,
planning to upgrade soon, as I like 10.5, which I have on my office machine.
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