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Really odd FTP error

This isn't really the correct forum but I can't find one for protocols, so...

FTP worked fine on my workstation on Monday. I haven't installed or changed anything since, but now every time I try to open an FTP connection it is immediately closed by the host. This happens:

o On all hosts, including ones on my LAN (so not a NAT or connection error).
o On all software. I use CuteFTP but this happens using command-line FTP as well.
o Before I'm prompted for a password.

This doesn't happen on other machines on my network, so I'm finding this pretty strange. No other problems with the machine.


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Look at your firewall settings.

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Ah ha! It's winfirewall

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If I turn off the firewall it works. However ftp.exe is on the exceptions list and I've added port 21. Any ideas?

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And there it is.

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Your firewall has issues. Since no names or ports told, I can't comment further.

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