why does WinSCP work, but firefox not?

Chris Carey chris.carey at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 20:10:32 MST 2008


Your default gateway

On Jan 30, 2008 5:45 PM, Dr. Scott S. Jones <scott at fyrenice.com> wrote:
> If I can run WinSCP on a box running XP Pro, and with it access both Windows
> and Linux on other machines on the LAN, and yet, from that same XP Pro box,
> I am unable to access the net, is that possible? Should it be possible?
>
> I have one application on this XP Pro box which is able to go out and
> transmit over my cable connection, data to a claims clearing house, and yet,
> if I open Firefox, or IE neither of those will browse the net...no
> connection out.
>
> Similarly, ping out doesn't work. I can ssh from this box to others, in a
> cmd prompt, but if I 'ping microsoft.com' it shows MS's IP, but says Request
> Timed Out.
>
> I guess the fact that WinSCP seems to work, is what throws me, but perhaps
> that is just cause it works locally, but not out on the greater 'Net.
>
> Ideas?
>
> scott



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