[Chimera-users] Need help- Why there is network connection

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 13 08:44:21 PDT 2021

I see now that this question pertains to ChimeraX.  There is a "chimerax-users" list for questions pertaining to ChimeraX.  At any rate, the answer is the same:  AFAIK ChimeraX does not connect to that URL.  Were you simply starting ChimeraX when this connection occurred?


> On Apr 13, 2021, at 8:38 AM, Eric Pettersen <pett at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> AFAIK, Chimera does not connect to that URL.  You would have to provide details about what you were doing in Chimera when this connection occurred for me to help any further.
> --Eric
>> On Apr 13, 2021, at 6:54 AM, Siddhartha Pradhan (Contractor) <siddhartha.pradhan1 at gilead.com <mailto:siddhartha.pradhan1 at gilead.com>> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Before we install any  software in our system within Gilead organization, we do the software security assessment. During our assessment for " UCSF ChimeraX v1.1", we found below external network connection is being made.
>> Connection to on tcp/80 (www.msftconnecttest.com <http://www.msftconnecttest.com/>)
>> •             Why the network connection is being made and what is the reason behind it?
>> •             Is there any sorts of data transfer is being happened from the user system, if yes then what kind of data are being transferred?
>> •             Is there any settings in the application to disable the network connections?
>> •             If users can use the software to export/import data. Is there any cloud service associated with this?
>> It would be of great help if you can kindly give a clarity for the above network connection ASAP.
>> Regards,
>> Siddhartha
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