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Lee Larson

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Re: [mg4893] Re: Mathematica and PPP
Posted: Oct 7, 1996 1:58 AM
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Jason Krywicki, recently typed

>In article <52fcer$>,
>(Christopher J. Henrich) wrote:

>>I have a very silly problem with Mathematica on my Mac. When its time
>>for the kernel to start, it insists on dialing out on my modem. The only
>>way to prevent this is to restart with the Mac PPP extension disabled.
>>Half-measures usually lock up the system.

>Hi Christopher. The "problem" you are discribing is actually Mma checking
>the network to make sure that two kernels aren't running with the same
>password. Versions up to 2.2.1 do this. The latest version 2.2.2 only
>checks the network if you are connected. The only way to get around this is
> 1.) Take out MacTCP
> 2.) Upgrade to 2.2.2

There is a better solution. Upgrade to a newer version of PPP on your
Mac. For example, FreePPP 2.5v2, which I use, has a check box to disallow
programs from opening the PPP connection. You can get it from

Lee Larson <> <> (502)339-8758
Mathematics Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 USA

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