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Using FTP upload with firewall installed.

Can I upload to host without turning off firewall?

     
12:38 am on May 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I run a web site and when I attempt to upload (FTP) pages or amendments to my hosting service's server, the Sygate personal firewall won't let me do so unless I select the "Allow All" option. It makes me nervous to have the firewall turned off while I am amending my site. I have looked at the information about how to configure the firewall without any luck ..... Have I missed some setting which will permit me to upload to my hosting service without resorting to the "Allow All" option?
12:40 am on May 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Make sure your ftp software is running in 'passive mode'. This means all the ftp connections are initiated by you, and so should pass through the firewall just fine.
12:48 am on May 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the tip. I'll try it next time I update my site.