Looking for an interpreter that does not request internet access

Thorsten Kampe thorsten at thorstenkampe.de
Fri Jun 29 18:12:04 CEST 2007


* Hrvoje Niksic (Fri, 29 Jun 2007 13:07:01 +0200)
> 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.

Actually it wouldn't. 127.0.0.1 is definitely not "the Internet" and 
it would make James' posting even mysterious...



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