Re: apps that constantly want access

From: Jason Edwards (none1_at_invalid.invalid)
Date: 04/17/05


Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 12:09:19 +0100


"Western Pacific" <nunjo@-.com> wrote in message
news:1bf461lu8pshgkdctudekcfrffotbqoqmv@4ax.com...
> just what is it with these apps that demand internet access evertime
> they launch?

Could be checking for vital security updates to the application.
Could be trying to get additional information such as a CD title.
Could be reporting your usage habits anonymously.
Could be doing almost anything.
ZA isn't going to tell you which.

> when you dont allow them access (with zone alarm in my
> case) they immediately crash (like some spoiled child throwing a
> crying tantrum) is there any way to run these apps WITHOUT internet
> access and without crashing....

Probably, if you forget about ZA and use a properly configured external
firewall box to control what goes in and out.

Jason