[Tutor] problem with IDLE

Liam Clarke-Hutchinson Liam.Clarke-Hutchinson at business.govt.nz
Fri Dec 2 01:50:44 CET 2005

IDLE uses localhost (a loopback port to communicate with running
scripts (so interrupt keys and debugging calls get passed etc.) It's a nice
cross platform method of interprocess communication.
So yeah, is the one.


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-----Original Message-----
From: tutor-bounces at python.org [mailto:tutor-bounces at python.org] On Behalf
Of Daniel McQuay
Sent: Friday, 2 December 2005 1:48 p.m.
To: Tutor at python.org
Subject: [Tutor] problem with IDLE

Hello list, 

I just got a Windows box up and running. When I go to use IDLE I get an
error saying something along the lines of, "IDLE was unable to start you may
need to shut off the firewall". Now when I shut the firewall off it starts
up fine. So my question is, does IDLE try to access a port? if so, what
port? I would like to be able to make rule so that I can keep the firewall
running and have no problem starting IDLE.

Thank you in advance,

Daniel McQuay

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