OSX / Little Snitch Internet problem!
April 14, 2011 4:41 PM Subscribe
My iMac (running Snow Leopard) suddenly stopped connecting to the Internet, and I think--but can't prove--that Little Snitch is to blame!
posted by zardoz to computers & internet (10 answers total)
Yesterday I upgraded my OS X to Snow Leopard, and all went well. A few hours later I installed a few applications, including Little Snitch. Very shortly after that, my Internet connection went down. The other applications were games, so I don't think they're to blame. In the Network preferences, I confirm my ADSL line--password and login are the same, nothing has changed--but still no connection. The Network Diagnostics run me through the process of restarting my ADSL modem, which does nothing because the modem (almost certainly) isn't the problem.
AFAIK, Little Snitch just stops outgoing connections from the computer. So I created a rule that LS allow Firefox to connect with no restrictions; still no connection. So then I uninstalled Little Snitch entirely...and still no connection. So I'm confused. LS seemed to be the source of the problem, but now that it's gone, the problem persists.
Another thing I tried was to back up with Time Machine to a point a few days ago, before I even upgraded to Snow Leopard. But that didn't seem to work; there was a message (I forget what it said exactly) that wouldn't allow me to restore.
SO. I'll call my ISP and see what they say, but what else can I do? I'm a n00b when it comes to Terminal commands, but can someone point out what I can do there to find the problem? Get under the hood and all that.
Thanks for reading all this!