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On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 12:21:46 +0100, Alexander Schremmer <usenet2003d at alexanderweb.de> wrote: >On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:16:44 -0000, Tony Hoyle wrote: > >>> Disabling loopback solved that problem. >> >> I'm not aware that you can disable it, short of firewalling it. > >Do you talk about the loopback adapter or the internal loopback interface? >There is a difference because Windows NT knows a virtual adapter which can >be installed separatly. > The old fake adapter is completely different (it goes back to the days before every machine had a network card anyway... I'm not even sure XP has such a thing). You bind to loopback for security purposes. It essentially stops external connections to the port, whilst leaving it open for the local machine. Under XP SP2 if you don't do this you get a dialog inviting you to open the firewall for that port - which for lockserver isn't very helpful in most circumstances. Tony