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Is there any way possible to restrict user to make a connection to the FTP server on my Windows XP computer? I have an FTP server established in Windows XP and now I want to make access to that FTP server restricted to deny brute force attacks.

If the machine was Linux then I would use an iptables chain to restrict users' connection attempts, for example to deny user after 6 connection attempts in one second.

So can I do this in Windows?

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There is the Windows firewall or the FTP server allowed/denied IP addresses. Also FTP under Windows uses NTFS permissions, are you using FAT or NTFS for your file system? –  Bernie White Jan 30 '12 at 6:24
    
I want windows firewall and I am using NTFS as file system. –  Bhavik Ambani Jan 30 '12 at 8:13
    
Updated to make the question more readable, and to use appropriate tags. Please have a look to check I kept the meaning you intended. –  Rory Alsop Jan 30 '12 at 11:33
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Windows XP's firewall does not do the connection-limiting that you are asking for.

To limit the number of connections, you would have to use a different firewall that had that feature, or look to see if the FTP server you are using had a similar feature.

Free Windows FTP Server: FileZilla

To limit incoming connections in FileZilla: File -> Site Manager -> Transfer Settings -> Limit number of simutaeous connections

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Can you give me some of the tools ? –  Bhavik Ambani Feb 1 '12 at 4:47
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Have you thought about just using the windows firewall API? Should give you more than enough control based on what you are trying to do.

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But how can I do that ? –  Bhavik Ambani Jan 31 '12 at 4:49
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