OpenSnitch is modeled after LittleSnitch: It intercepts connections and if there is no rule that matches, it asks you what to do. This is a very simple and effective tool, IF you know your way around all the technical stuff and understand what these prompts tell you.
The Portmaster is aimed to bring privacy to everyone, even and especially to non-technical people. No worries, there will loads of stuff for all the hardcode people! While there is a similar “ask” mode to Open/LittleSnitch (currently still broken and classed as an experimental feature, sorry), the focus is on more intelligent functionality:
Important note: The Portmaster is still in alpha, but it works quite well!
I understand you mean to run the Portmaster as a network service (?). The Portmaster is not meant to run this way, as its strength comes from the ability to know exactly which process is communicating with which entity on the Internet.
It tightly integrates with OS using iptables on Linux and a custom Kernel Extension on Windows. Portmaster being a software also means that you’re not bound to an extra piece of hardware and can take it along!
Further, it can also regulate peer to peer communication, which is not possible with something like the Pi-Hole.
While it would be possible to use the Portmaster in combination with a Pi-Hole, there are several caveats:
When the Portmaster reaches beta or stable, it will cover most of the single-device functionality the Pi-Hole offers.
I see. (Thanks /u/ajz !)
PET is also part of NGI Zero, so I guess you applied for the Search and Discovery Fund?
We tried PET once with https://safing.io/ but their feedback was a bit inconclusive. We might try again. Anyway, I am really looking forward to how lemmy will evolve! :D
Great! I’d love to hear some feedback :)
Disclaimer: I am the Lead Dev.
I thought this would be a very fitting community to share this with ;)…
That is amazing! Congratulations! Was this the PET branch?