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How to manually open ports in Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP
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This article describes how to manually open ports in Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) in Windows XP.
Programs may require ports to be manually opened so that the programs work correctly when ICF is in use either on the local computer or on the gateway computer. You may have to manually open a port if there is a service that is running on a computer that has ICF enabled that you want to make available to users on the Internet.
Note The actual port settings vary from program to program.
To manually open a port, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283673/ )How to enable or disable the Personal Firewall feature in Windows XP
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307554/ )Programs require manual port configurations with Internet Connection Firewall
Article ID: 308127 - Last Review: May 22, 2013 - Revision: 5.0