Looking for an interpreter that does not request internet access

Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at xemacs.org
Fri Jun 29 13:07:01 CEST 2007

James Alan Farrell <no_spam at no_spam.com> writes:

> Hello,
> I recently installed new anti-virus software and was surprised the
> next time I brought up IDLE, that it was accessing the internet.
> I dislike software accessing the internet without telling me about it,
> especially because of my slow dial up connection (there is no option
> where I live), but also because I feel it unsafe.

When I start up IDLE, I get this message:

    Personal firewall software may warn about the connection IDLE
    makes to its subprocess using this computer's internal loopback
    interface.  This connection is not visible on any external
    interface and no data is sent to or received from the Internet.

It would seem to explain the alarm you're seeing.

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