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Nov
20
asked How can I disable “Top Sites” in Safari/Webkit completely?
Nov
17
awarded  Commentator
Nov
17
comment Where are the good docs?
@Jonik, Thanks! Rereading this question I should apologize for my lack of clarity: The security pdf is comprehensive. That's what I liked about it, and that's what I meant about good docs: The reading of such should impart practical understanding. Many times closed source docs seem a bit vague, Apple's particularly so. This whole discussion, although very valuable, is due to my imprecision. Sorry about that.
Nov
16
comment How to ensure that spotlight indexes my entire drive?
Heh, I also, am a programmer, but I do a lot of admin also, primarily setting up systems to run my code. Problematic, but manageable. I'll put what I found out in an answer. It addresses your issues.
Nov
16
comment Where are the good docs?
I did join the dev program years ago. I am using the Snitch, but, and I mean no disrespect, that type of thinking turned out badly for me. I would get an app to do this, or that, because it was easy, and I became unfamiliar with the actual system. I'm sad about this, because there is a lot to love about the command line tools in osx. More importantly, when I got hacked, I tried to see what was running and had no clue. Essentially I just want to know what's running, and what it's doing, to find a baseline, so that when odd things happen, I'll know.
Nov
16
awarded  Scholar
Nov
16
awarded  Supporter
Nov
16
accepted How to ensure that all networking goes through my ssh proxy?
Nov
16
comment How to ensure that all networking goes through my ssh proxy?
I knew about networksetup... tricky issue though, networksetup seems to be a command line interface to similar functions to the gui. I'll have to run opensnoop to be sure, running strings implies that it is a level higher than the "kill switch", that route is.
Nov
16
revised Where are the good docs?
answered question in edit
Nov
16
comment Where are the good docs?
Answering the points raised, Spotlights metadata includes last modified time, allowing me to ask "What just changed?" As for root, I am root. It's my system, on my network. It phones all over the place, not just home. Undocumented in the included help. The "Firewall" only restricts incoming, not outgoing packets, and those outgoing packets are undocumented in the help, as are their destinations. I cross borders with that machine. My experience tells me that it is wise to know what your tools are doing, and to whom they speak to about your location, and actions.
Nov
16
comment Where are the good docs?
An excellent answer, you should have referenced this in your other answer.
Nov
16
comment How to ensure that spotlight indexes my entire drive?
@Martín Whyever would you say such a cryptically ominous thing, my dear fellow? Apple instructions are for their best interests, certainly, which at times vary with what I perceive to be my own interests, undoubtedly, but surely you have some reasoning for this statement? An answer perhaps?
Nov
16
revised How to ensure that spotlight indexes my entire drive?
Pasted spotlight help to soothe the dogmatics
Nov
15
comment How to ensure that spotlight indexes my entire drive?
I think I got it working by forcing it using the root user, mdutil -E / Seems obvious but I'm unsure. I can find ARD agent and all that other stuff now though...
Nov
15
asked Where are the good docs?
Nov
15
asked How to ensure that spotlight indexes my entire drive?
Nov
12
comment How to ensure that all networking goes through my ssh proxy?
@calavera, I am using an Airport Express router.
Nov
11
awarded  Editor
Nov
11
revised How to ensure that all networking goes through my ssh proxy?
clarification.