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    Default How does Zen Cart know when an update is available?

    How does my Zen Cart know when an update is available?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chudley View Post
    How does my Zen Cart know when an update is available?

    Thanks.
    It asks the main Zen Cart server to inquire what the latest version is, and compares that with what you have and tells you if they're different.

    Why do you ask?
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    Default Re: How does Zen Cart know when an update is available?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrByte View Post
    Why do you ask?
    I was just talking to my business partner (and fellow zenner!) about their being a new Zen Cart released earlier and happened to login to my admin and top right their was a message saying about a new update was available... I just wondered how that convenient message worked, that is all

    I assume that this exchange between my server and the zen cart server is safe and doesn't contain any sensitive data i.e admin address etc.? p.s the reason I'm asking this question is not because I don't trust zen cart, but due to a recent hacking I'm very security concious (borderline paranoid lol) about that sort of thing.
    : )

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    Default Re: How does Zen Cart know when an update is available?

    Quote Originally Posted by chudley View Post
    I was just talking to my business partner (and fellow zenner!) about their being a new Zen Cart released earlier and happened to login to my admin and top right their was a message saying about a new update was available... I just wondered how that convenient message worked, that is all

    I assume that this exchange between my server and the zen cart server is safe and doesn't contain any sensitive data i.e admin address etc.? p.s the reason I'm asking this question is not because I don't trust zen cart, but due to a recent hacking I'm very security concious (borderline paranoid lol) about that sort of thing.
    If you want it to quit checking, in admin/includes/local/skip_version_check.ini
    Code:
    [ZenCart]
    version_check=on
    
    ;if you are running Zen Cart on a local server that is not connected to the internet.
    ;set the above line to "=off" to temporarily disable version checking 
    ; BE SURE TO TURN IT ON AGAIN on your live server!
    
    
    admin_configure_php_check=on
    
    ;if you are getting errors about the "configure.php" file being incorrect when accessing the admin area,
    ; and yet you know the file is fine, set the above setting to 'off'
    Change the version_check=on to off. Also, you can inspect the code in admin/includes/header.php, it starts at line 125.

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    Default Re: How does Zen Cart know when an update is available?

    An easier way of turning it off would be to go to your admin page, My Store and change this to False

    Show if version update available
    Automatically check to see if a new version of Zen Cart is available. Enabling this can sometimes slow down the loading of Admin pages.

    (Displayed on main Index page after login, and Server Info page.)

    true

    false

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    Default Re: How does Zen Cart know when an update is available?

    The checking does not directly send any identifiable information. It only asks for what the latest version is. There is no sending involved.
    It's intentionally designed to preserve your privacy.
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    Default Re: How does Zen Cart know when an update is available?

    Thanks for your help everyone
    : )

 

 

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