Re: Allowing Incoming Connections

From: Steven L Umbach (
Date: 01/08/05

Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 13:04:01 -0600

If you have an ipsec policy or tcp/ip filtering on your computer that can
also block access to ports. You can use the two ipsec mmc snapins to see if
any ipsecpolicy is assigned to the computer. Tcp/ip filtering is configured
in tcp/ip properties/advanced/options. Netstat -ano would be a way to see
what ports are listening. The portqry tool is helpful in tracking down port
availability. --- Steve -- portqry

"Vadim Berezniker" <> wrote in message
>I cannot seem to get Windows 2003 to accept incoming connections (on
>arbitrary ports). I do not have NAT or anything else that might affect the
>interface enabled. The same occurs even if the firewall is disabled.
> I can see that programs are bound to certain ports, but connecting to
> those ports externally does not work.