The Question is:
Are xp firewalls supported on Advanced server 7.3? We have clients that will
lose connection to advanced server after a while when the XP firewall is
enabled. They have to reboot to get access to the shares on Advanced server.
The Answer is :
Advanced Server V7.3 has no specific involvement with any firewall
(other than transparency to the expected IP protocols and traffic),
and the OpenVMS Wizard will assume this is actually a reference to
problems with the PATHWORKS 32 client package running on Microsoft
It would appear that there is a problem with the Windows XP system,
with the Windows XP firewall, or (most likely) with the particular
configuration of the Windows XP firewall. It is also possible that
the version of PATHWORKS 32 client is out of revision.
The firewall does obviously need to pass the IP traffic necessary for
SMB and other services that the client is expecting to operate with.
Please do also contact a Microsoft Windows Wizard for details of the
necessary Service Packs and Hotfixes required for your Windows XP
Please ensure you have the current version of PATHWORKS 32 client
loaded on your Windows XP systems -- details on the PATHWORKS 32
client and on Advanced Server (PATHWORKS Server) are available at
the PATHWORKS and Advanced Server webpages of the OpenVMS website.