Installing FileZilla FTP Server on Windows 2008r2

I could not make a connection to a FileZilla FTP server.

I installed the FTP Server and I could not connect from the internet facing side ?

I could connect on the server itself though, using the commandline FTP.exe

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I checked to firewall where I had installed a NAT rule and all was fine Confused smile 

So it must be something with the local Windows Firewall.

Some years back I created a Windows log File Analyzer application using AutoIT. It’s dating from the XP timeframe but still working on Windows 2008r2 Smile

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You need to activate the Firewall Logging, and can find the log file here.

%systemroot%\system32\LogFiles\Firewall\pfirewall.log

So as you can see the packet was dropped by the local firewall.

Solution is to the create a custom Inbound Rule for the FileZilla program.

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%ProgramFiles% (x86)\FileZilla Server\FileZilla Server.exe

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Since we have a firewall in front of the server facing the public internet, we can define for Domain only.

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Everthing is working fine now.

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