Posted on 2005-03-27
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I have xp pro with sp2 installed with zone alarm firewall.I have forwarded my internal i.p address inside my router and tested that port is open.The problem I am having is once i try to type access the ftp I created I can not access it.I am getting a "windows cannot access this folder error message" any solutions would greatly be a appreciated.
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ID: 13642884
you need to setup and IIS server on your XP machine. Check the link for more details


hope this helps

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ID: 13647044
I have IIS Installed and mapped to a folder.But once I attempt to login to ftp I cant establsih connection.The error "cannot access folder error message" prompts me.Any thing I might be overlooking?

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Joseph Hornsey earned 500 total points
ID: 13649936

It sounds to me like you need to open FTP on your software firewall.  I'm not all that familiar with Zone Alarm firewall, but here's how you do it in the Windows firewall (the steps will be different, but the concept is the same):

1. Go to the properties of your Local Area Connection.
2. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
3. In the list of connections under "Network Connection Settings", select your Local Area Connection and click on the "Settings..." button to the right of it.
4. In the list of services on the Services tab, there will be a check box for "FTP Server".

By putting a check here, you're telling Windows that you're going to allow FTP connection requests that are INBOUND.  The default behavior of the Windows firewall is to allow all inbound traffic that is a response to an outbound request but to block all inbound traffic that originates from somewhere else.  You've got your router pointed to the right address, so now you have to tell your computer's firewall to allow the request.

Hope this helps.


Author Comment

ID: 13657419
Hey thanks, I have zone pro, and yes there was a setting that I had over looked.Thanks

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