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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Windows Firewall for FTP

This is silly, but it hung me up for more than a few minutes. I was trying to FTP from a laptop to my desktop PC (running Microsoft's IIS FTP server). The client would claim it was connected, then after a few seconds, report "Connection closed by remote host." So I'm guessing it's a firewall problem, and I'm right (for a change), but it was still not easy to find. So below are the screen shots of the magical checkbox I needed to check.