I understand that JLink loads each time Mathematica launches or each time a kernel starts, and that this can require permission from the firewall, if it is enabled
but OS X provides settings the provide this permission by default, so that I don't have to provide it each time Mathematica starts (a process that seems to cause delays and even crashes Mathematica in some cases). However, even if I give this permission, I still get asked for it again, each time.
Mathematica is is the only application on my system that does this. Why? Is there some way to configure Mathematica so that it behaves as it should; or is this a bug? What does Mathematica need "incoming network connections" for anyway? Can turn off the need for them in Mathematica somewhere?