The collected data provides important feedback to the organization that manages the software package repositories associated with the software that you have installed.
Since the information described below is transmitted when you use these tools, you have the following options to either avoid transmittal of this information overall or to reduce the occurrences of when the data is transmitted:
|Degree of Transmitting Data||Action|
|Completely avoid transmitting the data||Do not use the tools listed above.|
|Avoid automatic, periodic transmittal of the data||Disable automatic update checking using the Preferences feature of the Update Tool GUI. Access Preferences -> Updates and set the frequency to "Never".
Taking this approach will result in the transmittal of data only when you choose to use the tools listed above.
|Avoid sending unique product installation identifier||Follow this procedure:
Information under this program is collected and sent for all supported operating systems. It may be sent for any users who download and/or install the software distribution and use the tools listed above. If the customer does not have an Internet connection while running the Update Tool client, installation data will not be transmitted to the organization running the repository.
Information is sent as part of the HTTP requests used to download lists of packages (catalogs), software packages and other metadata associated with package installation, update and removal operations.
Information is sent in following situations:
Some or all of the following information may be sent to Sun depending on the type of function being performed through the tools listed above:
|Product Installation ID||Unique installation identifier associated with your installation of the application or product.|
This UUID is not the same as the UUIDs of any other software installed on your system. For example, if your operating system installation includes a UUID, it will not be the same as the UUID used in the Update Center tools.
If you have also chosen to register your product installation with Sun, then this installation ID may be the same identifier as used in the registration of your installation instance of the product.
|IP address||Client IP address|
|Operating System information||Operating system name, version, and processor architecture|
|JRE version||Java Runtime Environment version when the Java API of the pkg(5) system is used.|
|Package information||Names of packages being browsed, removed, installed and updated.|
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