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  "Bandwidth monitor": true, # Log traffic per connection since last db write
  "DB retention (days)": 90, # How many days to keep connection logs in snitch.db
  "DB sql log": true, # Write connection logs to snitch.db (SQLite)
  "DB sql server": {}, # Write connection logs to a MariaDB, MySQL, or PostgreSQL server
  "DB text log": false, # Write connection logs to conn.log
  "DB write limit (seconds)": 10, # Minimum time between writing connection logs
  # increasing it decreases disk writes by grouping connections into larger time windows
  # reducing time precision, decreasing database size, and increasing hash latency
  "Desktop notifications": true, # Try connecting to dbus to show notifications
  "Every exe (not just conns)": false, # Check every running executable with picosnitch
  # these are treated as "connections" with a port of -1
  # this feature is experimental but should work fairly well, errors should be expected as
  # picosnitch is unable to open file descriptors for some extremely short-lived processes
  # if you just want logs (no hashes) to trace process hierarchy, see execsnoop or forkstat
  "Log addresses": true, # Log remote addresses for each connection
  "Log commands": true, # Log command line args for each executable
  "Log ignore": [], # List of hashes (str), domains (str), IP subnets (str), or ports (int)
  # will omit connections that match any of these from the connection log
  # domains are in reverse domain name notation and will match all subdomains
  # the process name, executable, and hash will still be recorded in record.json
  "Perf ring buffer (pages)": 64, # Power of two number of pages for BPF program
  # only change this if it is giving you errors
  "Set RLIMIT_NOFILE": null, # Set the maximum number of open file descriptors (int)
  # it is used for caching process executables and hashes (typical system default is 1024)
  # this is good enough for most people since caching is based on executable device + inode
  # fanotify is used to detect if a cached executable is modified to trigger a hash update
  "VT API key": "", # API key for VirusTotal, leave blank to disable (str)
  "VT file upload": false, # Upload file if hash not found, only hashes are used by default
  "VT request limit (seconds)": 15 # Number of seconds between requests (free tier quota)