verdicts command prints recent Internet connection attempts and whether Plucky allowed or blocked them.
Note that these are different from in-browser verdicts.
Understanding the output
pluck verdicts command will print recent Plucky verdicts. For example:
$ pluck verdicts 10:47:18.444 allow 356800 zoom us02web.zoom.us 184.108.40.206:443 allow program:zoom
This line tells us that at
10:47:18 (and 444 milliseconds), the program named
zoom with the process identifier
356800 was allowed to connect to
us02web.zoomus at IP address
220.127.116.11 using port
443 because of the Plucky rule
This information can be extremely useful for crafting a configuration that allows or blocks particular programs such as Zoom, Slack, Discord, git, ssh, etc.
Filtering the output
On Windows, to ignore port 53 (DNS):
pluck verdicts | findstr -v :53
On macOS and Linux, to ignore port 53 (DNS):
pluck verdicts | grep -v :53
Printing more verdicts
pluck verdicts shows only the last 2 minutes of verdicts. But often, more distant verdicts can be seen by specifying a wider time span when invoking verdicts. For example, to see the last 10 minutes worth of verdicts:
pluck verdicts 10m
It is sometimes useful to watch verdicts as they occur. That can be done in a terminal window by invoking:
pluck verdicts -f
Allowing or blocking a program
Here are some examples of allowing or blocking programs. Note the caveats below.
pluck + block program calc.exe pluck + allow program C:\Program Files\Visual Studio\code.exe pluck + block program C:\Program Files\Visual Studio\code.exe pluck + allow program /bin/curl pluck + allow ipv4 18.104.22.168 program curl pluck + allow zoom.us program zoom pluck + allow port 993 program thunderbird pluck + allow user susan program code.exe
Beware when using
program on the command line because Plucky often parses the result in an unexpected way.
pluck + block program thunderbird port 443
Some versions of Plucky interpret that as a request to block the program named
thunderbird port 443.
Use colons to help Plucky:
pluck + block program thunderbird port:443
Better still, rearrange the order so the port (which can’t contain a space) is first:
pluck + block port:443 program:thunderbird
See also rules.
Last updated: 2023-06-01