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RE: Re: Mathematica Calls Home
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 sbcglobal.net] Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:47 AM To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg95529] [mg95504] Re: Mathematica Calls Home On 1/19/09 at 2:55 AM, eMartinSerrano at telefonica.net (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 tutorial/InternetConnectivity 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.