I'm relatively new to the wondrous world of Apple and Mac OS X so please bear with me..

I have an application which I would like to see which URLs it is "connecting" or "communicating" with. Is that at all possible and if so, I would be very glad to be pointed in the right direction.


  • What did you use on Windows? Or are you totally new to such thing to monitor URL's? Is WireShark an option?
    – Rob
    Feb 6, 2014 at 7:23

2 Answers 2


Little Snitch

A firewall that can alert you when an app connects to a certain domain, and lets you allow/block the connection.

Example Alert

Alternatively, you can allow all connections and just monitor them.

Network Monitor


Alternatively, you can use Rubbernet:

Rubbernet monitor


Check out http://www.charlesproxy.com/. Web debugging proxy application that listens to all http & https traffic from your machine to the internet (including all running apps on your computer).

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