Too, I guess you could see what happens when you use Windows Explorer to
connect, with the Firewall on. There are basically three ways to do this
("Enable folder view for FTP sites" must be checked):
1. In IE7, by clicking on Page on the Command bar, and then click Open FTP
Site in Windows Explorer.
2. Typing, say, ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/
in the address box of Windows
Explorer. (Right-click the box, choosing Edit Address).
3. Putting a shortcut in Computer, by using the "Add a Network Location"
Wizard. (Right-click inside Computer, choosing "Add a Network Location").
Of course, option 1 is not viable for you, since, for purposes of this test,
the Firewall is on, and that seems to disallow access your site using IE7.
My guess is that your server is only allowing Standard, not Passive, mode,
whereby the FTP server always starts the data connection from TCP port 20.
(The FTP server must open a new connection to the client when it sends or
receives data, and the FTP client requests this by using the PORT command
"dean-dean" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Well, you could try, with the Firewall on, and in Internet Options, on the
> Advanced tab, having "Use Passive FTP" checked, click to clear the Enable
> folder view for FTP sites check box.
> Internet Explorer, at least on Windows XP, behaves as a Standard mode FTP
> client if you select the Enable folder view for FTP sites check box, even
> if you also select the Use Passive FTP check box. See:
> How to configure Internet Explorer to use both the FTP PORT mode and the
> FTP PASV mode in the Windows Server 2003 Family:
> As yet, I'm not sure if this applies to Vista as well. In my own
> experience, I've not experienced problems with the Firewall on and having
> both "Enable FTP folder view" and "Use Passive FTP" checked. In an FTP
> client like FileZilla, check to see through it's logging function just
> what commands are being used (PORT or PASV), and which are being accepted
> by the server.
> "Aaron Wheeler" <AaronWheeler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Thanks, Dean. In IE, "Use Passive FTP" is clicked, and the other programs
>> set to passive, as well. I think the setting has to be passive to be able
>> connect with the server (with the firewall off).
>> Any other ideas?
>> "dean-dean" wrote:
>>> Check in IE7 Tools > Internet Options, on the Advanced tab, regarding
>>> use of Passive FTP, and the Passive FTP settings in your other programs.
>>> "Aaron Wheeler" <AaronWheeler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>> >I am trying to connect to an ftp site from my laptop, running on Vista
>>> > I have tried using FileZilla, IE, and Firefox; in each case, I am able
>>> > to
>>> > connect to the ftp site if the windows firewall is off, but not able
>>> > to
>>> > connect if the windows firewall is on. I have selected each of these
>>> > programs
>>> > as "exceptions" to the firewall.
>>> > Any suggestions? This is a really frustrating problem. What would the
>>> > downside be to simply leave the windows firewall off?