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Hi..,

I have a laptop with windows 2000, server. The problem I am facing is that none of machine on network is able to ping me back...

Aslo when i try to connec to a FtP site.. although i do get connected, i cant see the list of files in the folder... after i get connected my system is busy for some time and finally i get a server time out error..

Can some one help me solve the issue i have with my system.

I guess its a firewall issue but i have done some re-search but i am not able to find some reason for this weird behaviour...

Also i am not sure 100% that there is no firewall (third party) on my systemm.. tell me how i can find out if there is firewall running in my system...

Pls help me to solve this problem

Thanks,
Naval
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giltjr

8/22/2022 - Mon
giltjr

Did you install Windows yourself, or did somebody else?  

What ftp client are you using?  The standard Windows ftp client only uses active ftp data sessions, which requires the ftp server to initiate a connection to your PC.  As this is failing and nobody can ping you, this means that you most likely do have a firewall?

Look at the property settings for the network connection you are using. Select the Advanced tab and select Windows firewall.  See if it is active or not.
jasonr0025

Good point giltjr.  you can also check they system trey (near clock) for any icons that indicate a firewall may be running ( norton, mcaffe, pc-cillin,avg,zonealarm, etc).  
navalarya1982

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I dont see any icons which tell me that firewall is running.. none of those atleast.. is there any other method to find abt then....

Also use used both command promt ftp command as well as typing ftp:\\address at the explorer none work...

I have checked and looks like no firewall is enabled...! this is my company laptop and they installed the firewall in this machine...

I hope i have answere all qs...

Thanks,
Naval
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navalarya1982

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yes I am admin of my system and this laptop... is member of domain..
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navalarya1982

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i did.. i knw i dont wanna mees wth this.. but going for company support  is going to slow process this is a very urgent issuee.
jasonr0025

As a Systems admin myself, I can't help anymore---Sorry
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giltjr

If you do not have the proper authority, the no matter what we tell you, you can't change the firewall settings and you can't turn it off.
navalarya1982

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i can do it.. i am admin of my system and i have got the permission to solve problm..
srgilani

In corporate environment permission to modify system settings is only allowed to sys admins. jason is right you have to consult your support department to resolve this issue.

or if you have admin right on your laptop then giltir is right first check network properties windows xp firewall is enable disable it and your problem will solve.

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navalarya1982

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i told u this is windows 2000 machine. and i am admin of it...! and i have got permission to modify the settting... guys ltes not get in to all that legal issues just tell me if u can help me to solve this issue.. considering the machine is my own laptop.. :)

Thanks,
Naval
giltjr

Just because you have local admin rights does NOT mean you can change the settings.  Domain GPO's override local settings and domain GPO can be set so that you must have domain rights to change local settings, such as enable/disable the firewall.  I have local admin on my laptop, but I do not have domain admin rights for our domain. We have a domain GPO that prevents me from changing the Windows firewall settings.  So even though I have local admin, we have domain settings that prevent me from changing the firewall.

Have you done/check the following:

1) Start --> Settings --> Control Panel  and look for Windows Firewall.  If it is there click on it and see if it is enabled.

2) Look at the TCP/IP settings for the NIC that you are using.  Click on the Options tab.  Select TCP/IP filtering, click on properties.  Is TCP/IP filtering set?
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giltjr

Oh S___ my eyes were seeing 2000, but my brain was saying 2003.

kernelcop  is correct, there is no MS provided firewall with 2000 Serve.  So ignore #1 in my last post, just try #2.
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navalarya1982

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I had a vpn client.. and that had firewall... and it was blocking the ports... anyway thanks for .. help.. :)
kernelcop

Glad you have cleared up the problem.
navalarya1982

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thanks.. one thing that was defenitely. frustrating ;) was..  giltjr responses.. !

mate if i was asking for some solution then i must be having permission for that.. dont u think so..

And at one point of time the discussion was going as whether i should do or dont do.. the changes to system. lol

No offenses.. thanks once again for help

Thanks,
Naval
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No offenses taken.  I can see you have been here for awhile, but it seems you hang out mostly  in the programming areas.

In the network areas it is amazing how many people come here expecting answers on how to get around security.  With Windows GPO's it also amazing how much security can be forced on a computer that is part of a domain.

I do know for a fact that Domain GPO's can prevent a local admin from making changes.  That is all I was attempting to point out.  Like I said, I have local admin on my laptop, but there are still things I can change because I am not a domain admin.

Gald to see you got it working.