Here's my dilemma that I have been trying to solve for some time. I have a smaller computer network, which fluctuates in size due to laptop traffic. There is always a server runnning linux and a desktop running windows xp sp2. All the windows computers have no trouble connecting to each other when zone alarm is off because on the medium and high settings they block network traffic. The problem seems to be that the desktop with zone alarm installed won't accept network connections no matter what I do. I can ping it and receive a reply, but I can't access it. When I set the firewall to "off" and I try to access it with \\computername the zone alarm control center reports another blocked attack. I even uninstalled the program and reinstalled it. Windows firewall is off and it has no problems accessing the internet. Could anybody shed some light on this situation?
Thanks a lot.
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)