I had a question about the newLisp programming tool (available from newLisp.org). This tool is similar to the Python "Idle" tool, in that it allows a user to write and execute code directly in a command window.
The problem I have with this tool is that it seems to want to make a connection to a remote DNS server. Connection details according to my firewall: Protocol used: UDP (Outbound) Remote Address: 22.214.171.124:53 Local Address: 192.168.1.9:0
The Python "Idle" tool states the following in its command window: Personal firewall software may warn about the connection IDLE makes to its subprocess using this computer's internal loopback interface.
I guess newLisp has a similar reason for creating a network connection, and I would understand if it attempted to connect to the local loop-back address 127.0.0.1. But what would be a reason for an application to connect to a remote server?
thanks for any pointers