how do I configure Windows XP firewall to allow FTPS transfers?

Posted on 2007-10-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
How do I configure Windows XP firewall to allow FTPS transfers?

I've been trying to get an FTPS client (FileZilla, in this case) to work with the WindowsXP firewall, but it can't ever open the data channel after making a successful connection.  I've narrowed the problem down to the Windows firewall as I can turn it off, and the transfer goes through w/o problems.
The FTPS server is using port 990 for the secure connection and that port is open on the firewall as well.
Regular FTP transfers go through the firewall without any problems when it is turned on.

Any ideas?
Question by:bd9000
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    Accepted Solution

    you will have to open up 989 for ftps-data.
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    Expert Comment

    Please note, leave the 990 open as well. You need both.

    Author Comment

    works like a charm!  woohoo!
    I noticed it is an FTP port (as opposed to a UDP) which does make sense.
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    Expert Comment

    you mean an TCP port

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