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Connection list


Connection List

Little Snitch records all network connections established by processes on your computer, and shows them in the connection list of Network Monitor. Connection data is collected for up to one year, limited to 20,000 distinct connections by default. This limit can be increased to up to 100,000 in Preferences.

In order to work with such a large list of connections, Network Monitor can filter the list by various criteria.

Context menu

Each row in the connection list has a context menu which can be accessed via right-click. Options related to rule management are discussed in a separate section.

Private connections

Network Monitor collects a plethora of information about all the Internet connections of the programs you use. Although this information is protected from access by others (using encryption), you may prefer if particular data is not collected or stored to begin with. For instance, you may live in a country where visiting certain websites can get you into trouble and you don’t want any traces to be stored on your computer.

Little Snitch offers a mechanism that deals with this: Rules for Private Connections. If such a rule matches a connection, Network Monitor summarizes traffic statistics in a single Private Connections row. These rules can be created in Little Snitch Configuration or in the context menu when you right-click on a process in the connection list.

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