Server will not run on Windows XP with Windows Firewall active


THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • EFT Server¬†
  • Secure FTP Server

SYMPTOM

Server will not run on Windows XP

RESOLUTION

Some versions of Windows XP have an built-in Internet Firewall that blocks FTP traffic. This firewall is active by default.

To turn off the Windows XP firewall

Follow the instructions Microsoft has posted on their Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWSXP/home/using/howto/homenet/icf.asp.