http calls blocked by virus protection?

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Fri May 5 07:11:07 EDT 2017


I should have added that WHEN windows firewall does block something, a
message typically appears warning the user, so if that is what is
happening, your user should be seeing some sort of error message from
Windows.

On 5/5/2017 7:03 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
> I am not sure what sort of connection you are doing to your server, but
> both OSX's Firewall and Windows Firewall will try to block *incoming*
> connections to an app (for example, if you have your app listening for
> an incoming connection using the 'accept' command. Outbound standard
> http connections on port 80 should NOT be block - BY DEFAULT - but I
> just ran into a customer at a commercial research site where the company
> block ALL internet connections except those to pre-approved web sites,
> so some places have really extreme internet security practices.
>
>
>  On 5/5/2017 12:05 AM, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a user who seems to have a good Internet connection, but my Livecode application can’t connect to a remote server using http.
>>
>> He’s on Windows. Is it possible that some virus protection software blocks such connections?
>>
>> He’s an older user, far away, and I really don’t know what he has installed.
>>
>> Peter Bogdanoff
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