This option checks online for product updates. This is only possible if the regarding workstation where LEX - The LDAP Explorer is installed has a HTTP connection to the internet.
If LEX checks for product updates by requesting a small text file over standard HTTP (Port 80). This textfile contains the release and build number of the most current official release, which can be compared to the release of the installed program. The URL of the file is
A typical content of this file would be this text lines:
If there is a difference detected between your local version and the official release on the product website, the following message will be displayed:
The http-get command to read this update check file is the only contact that LEX will try to establish to 'call home'. Under no circumstances LEX will transfer any other data from your computer into the internet!