Mathematica Calls Home
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg95445] Mathematica Calls Home
- From: "E. Martin-Serrano" <eMartinSerrano at telefonica.net>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 02:55:07 -0500 (EST)
Hi, My firewall is detecting outbound Internet connection attempts by Mathematica 6.0.1. One kind of the attempts is being rated as high risk by my firewall. They occur at Mathematica start up and seem to be related to Java binaries. (I am allowing these attempts, however I do not know their purpose, but I do not care very much about it). The following is a bit more puzzling. Another kind of outbound connection attempts, rated as medium risk, takes place in occasions when saving my notebooks. Then Mathematica tries to connect to the IP 188.8.131.52 (DNS) on port 53. Till now, I have allowed this kind of connection too, but I wonder why Mathematica should make these Internet connections. Just when saving. Any advice?