[fpc-pascal] Re: No access to Embedded FPC HTTP server on Vista or Win7

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Oct 28 10:36:13 CET 2013

On Mon, 28 Oct 2013, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm running a fcl-web based embedded FPC HTTP web server inside a GUI application (HTTP port 9000). I then try and access that web server via   but under Windows Vista
> and Windows 7, the web browser simply says "Website found. Waiting for reply..." in the IE status bar.  It just sits there looking like it is loading, but nothing ever happens and after about a minute there
> is not even a timeout error.
> This same application works perfectly on Windows 2000 and Windows XP (SP3 installed).  All applications and OSes are 32-bit.
> When the application startup up for the first time under Windows 7, the Windows Firewall asked if I want to grant access - I have it "internal network only" access. Completely disabling the Windows 7 Firewall
> made no difference.
> Any ideas why this is happening?

Damn windows Firewall :(

Does the request arrive at all in the webserver app ? i.e. does the Accept() call return ?


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