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  • Question

  • Like the title says, I've built a webserver using code from this post: It works fine on the local computer where it's running, but it's being blocked by the windows firewall. I confirmed this because I turned the firewall off and my other computers could access it. I tried adding my application to the list of authorized apps, but it would still be blocked. I went to a console (cmd.exe) and used the "netstat -ab" command to see the process listening on which port. Instead of my executable [svchost.exe] was listening on port 8080. I tried adding svchost.exe to the exception list and my server is still blocked from other machines on the same network.

    What am I missing/doing wrong?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:33 AM


  • I can't see how you can add svchost.exe to the firewall exception list.  that process is used for too many things.

    Are you sure it is svchost.exe running the app.  Did you compile it and run it?

    Try unblocking the specific port.....ti will then work.


    Saturday, January 12, 2013 1:47 AM