The Wolfram Language has many functions that fetch data from online sources. Without access to internet these functions might not work as intended. Firewalls and proxy servers may deny the Wolfram Language access to online data. Knowing the URLs that it uses allows you to configure any firewalls or proxies to grant access to online data.
Most of the Wolfram Language’s online functions, including natural language queries, need:
Wolfram Cloud-related functionality, Wolfram Data Repository, Wolfram Chat services, Wolfram Resource System, as well as functions like WebSearch, WebImageSearch and TextTranslation access one or several of the following when invoked:
The geographics functionality needs:
Functions that perform web operations, like
URLExecute, require access to the URL that is called. Connected services functions accessed via
ServiceConnect require access to the respective service/API domain.