GnuCash connects to the internet - Why?

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Nov 10 12:48:50 EST 2008


Quoting Davy Jones <davyjones at>:

> I use Zone Alarm and it prompts me to allow gnucash access to the
> internet on startup, twice.
> I would allow this by default if I knew what it was trying to do.  The
> program fails to launch if I do not give it access.
> What is the purpose of this mandatory connection?

It's part of ORBit...  For GnuCash to talk to the configuration
server.  It's outside of GnuCash's hands; it's all part of the
ORBit/GConf code.

What version of GnuCash are you using?  I thought this was fixed
months ago.

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