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RE: Re: Mathematica Calls Home

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  • Subject: [mg95529] RE: [mg95504] Re: Mathematica Calls Home
  • From: "E. Martin-Serrano" <eMartinSerrano at>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:43:11 -0500 (EST)
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Many Thanks indeed.

Good. I will keep allowing the connections by default.

And what about the global hooks Mathematica tries to set, probably on the
keyboard and surely on the mouse? I prevent them from taking place without
any apparent side effect or lack of functionality.

E. Martin-Serrano 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Rowe [mailto:readnews at] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:47 AM
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg95529] [mg95504] Re: Mathematica Calls Home

On 1/19/09 at 2:55 AM, eMartinSerrano at (E.
Martin-Serrano) wrote:

>My firewall is detecting outbound Internet connection attempts by
>Mathematica 6.0.1.

Right. This is one of the features introduced in Mathematica by
version 6. Among other things, by default, Mathematica accesses
Wolfram's servers to update the online documentation or to
access curated data used by some of the built-in functions. See
the discussion that can be found by searching on


in the documentation center for more details. If you don't care
to have Mathematica connect to the internet, this can be
disabled in Mathematica's preferences. Of course, this will mean
certain functionality of Mathematica will not be available to you.

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