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Configuring the Windows Firewall  -  KB Article #1384

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Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 include a major update to the Windows Firewall. Windows Vista includes this firewall out of the box as well. The firewall is able to allow individual programs to pass through it for internet access. This needs to be configured to pass FTP requests for FTP Voyager or Serv-U.

Additional Windows Firewall resources can be found here.

To configure the Windows Firewall, use the following steps:

  • The firewall settings can be found in Start | Control Panel | Windows Firewall
  • Select the Exceptions tab
Firewall Options Window
  • Click Add Program. Your list of installed programs will appear. Select the program(s) you want to allow through your firewall. You may have to browse to find the executable on your computer. (For example, C:\Program Files\Serv-U\ServUDaemon.exe) Click OK.
Adding a program to the Windows Firewall
  • The program(s) will now be added to the list of Programs and Services that Windows will allow through the firewall.

NOTE: Some applications may require ports that are not opened by the firewall’s application specific port forwarding.. In this case, use the Add Port button to add the specific ports you need to forward through the firewall.