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Winfaxing from an WinXp Professional Machine with Service Pack 2 installed

I am having a major issue with Service Pack 2 being installed on my machine.  The firewall will not allow any communication with the winfax server.  Does anybody have a work around that works.  It is frustrating to get a program up and running and not be able to use it because of this issue.  Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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BudDurlandCommented:
A partial answer to your question is here (sorry for long link, I just did a Google Groups search on WinFax ip ports:

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.win2000.networking/browse_thread/thread/5ed9b0fed3dc80cd/10cda0fcf14f5db9?lnk=st&q=winfax+ip+ports&rnum=1&hl=en#10cda0fcf14f5db9

Anyway, it looks like because Winfax uses DCOM, any kind of router or firewall between the server and workstation will cause it to not work.  If you are on a broadband internet connection behind a NAT router, you've already got pretty good protection from intrusion, just not unauthorized outbound traffic.

I'll presume that you've determined that the firewall is the issue by disabling it and testing.  What if you try a different firewall (ZoneAlarm, Sygate, etc)?
 
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MATTHEW_LCommented:
Have you tried adding an exception for WinFax in the Windows Firewall?
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