ICQ port to open in firewall

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Erklaerbaer

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Which port do i have to open in the xp-firewall, so that someone can chat with me?
now he recieves a message "can't establish connection"

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jw50

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Your best bet would be to disable the XP firewall and get a better firewall such as ZoneAlarm. I wasn't aware that there was any problem using any of the IM programs to chat with the XP firewall though, the unable to establish a connection problem may not be related to the XP firewall.
 
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Firewalls often interfere with chat programs like that, usually when trying to directly connect to chat, IM, transfer files, etc. If only one end is behind a firewall, usually that person can initiate a transfer, but not always...tends to be buggy, depending on the firewall. As you mentioned, using ZA is the best bet, as it does permissions based on the application.
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