GnuCash 2.1.2 directions

Patrik Lermon patrik at
Fri Aug 31 09:12:36 EDT 2007

I could not see any communication with, or any other external
IP during a first setup and running of gnucash-2.2.1.

I did a fresh install of Windows XP, installed Wireshark and started to capture
packages. Then I ran the gnucash-2.2.1 intallation while capturing.

Installation went fine, I stopped capturing, and when I checked the packets
that Wireshark had cought. I could not see the IP, or any other
suspicious IP address.

I continued to capture packets and ran the newly installed gnucash-2.2.1
for the very first time, went through the druid for new accounts, saved and
exited the program. Neither this time I could see any suspicious IP in the
Wireshark capture.

If the program was infected with a trojan/virus/worm/whatever, it could
of course choose to run randomly, but personally I suspect that your
connection to came from another program.


On 8/31/07, Wm Stewart <wstewart at> wrote:
> I will file this as a new item once I find out where.  Please note again
> this is not a duplicate of the known issue you reference -- that issue does
> not refer to surreptitious external IP connection as a requirement for
> operation of the application.
> Christian Stimming wrote:
> > If you want to discuss a bugzilla item, please keep this discussion on
> > bugzilla. This is what this is for.
> >
> > Quoting Wm Stewart <wstewart at>:
> >> Can someone explain why this bug has been closed, ignored?  I honestly
> >> thought after my first notification of surreptitious external IP
> >> connection
> >> three months ago that this would have been considered seriously by the
> >> development team.  Rather disillusioning - not sure why I would report
> >> bugs
> >> in the future if they are going to be treated like this...
> >>
> >>
> >>    Please advise (a) why would you close a bug that indicates something
> >
> > 1. You added your comments to the wrong bug: The initial report is about
> > the gconf-editor program, not gnucash. And I already explained this in
> > comment 10 but you didn't react on this.
> >
> > 2. The data that has been provided so far indicates to me this is a
> > DUPLICATE of a known issue,
> > , and
> > this is being discussed in other bugzilla items already. Hence, this bug
> > must be closed to avoid duplicated discussions.
> >
> > 3. If you think you have discovered a bug that is not yet covered by the
> > bug numbers mentioned in that wiki page, please file this as a *new*
> > item. Thanks.
> >
> > Christian
> >
> _______________________________________________
> gnucash-devel mailing list
> gnucash-devel at

More information about the gnucash-devel mailing list