Why do I see that Everything is accessing the internet?

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petertohen
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Why do I see that Everything is accessing the internet?

Postby petertohen » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:29 am

Why do I see that Everything is accessing the internet? What does it send and receive and why there's no option to opt out?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_access
thanks

NotNull
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Re: Why do I see that Everything is accessing the internet?

Postby NotNull » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:03 pm

petertohen wrote:Why do I see that Everything is accessing the internet? What does it send and receive and why there's no option to opt out?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_access
thanks


So, what is it exactly that you are seeing? Could you post a description or screenshot?
The link you posted isn't very helpful ( at all )

BTW: Which version of Windows /Everything are you using?

void
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Re: Why do I see that Everything is accessing the internet?

Postby void » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:40 am

Everything 1.3 uses the loopback adapter to communicate with the Everything service.

This traffic is strictly local only.

Please confirm yourself with netstat:
Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd)
run netstat -abn

You should see Everything bound to 127.0.0.1.
This is the loopback adapter.

Please consider upgrading to Everything 1.4, Everything 1.4 does not use the loopback adapter, instead it uses pipes.

Other options that may access the internet (all disabled by default):
Update notifications (Tools -> Options -> General -> Check for updates on startup)
ETP/FTP Server (Tools -> Options -> ETP/FTP Server -> Enable ETP/FTP Server)
HTTP Server (Tools -> Options -> HTTP Server -> Enable HTTP Server)


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