Bear with me. I developed a very quick piece of software for our partner to use. However, the program needs data from us as well as send data to us. To make things easier on everyone, I decided to automate this whole process with an FTP script, triggered by a batch file. So they ran the program and it was having problems uploading the data and after a little while I realized it was also having problems with the download. So, I had him check his ability to access our ftp site via IE. It worked fine (possibly thru their proxy but I'm not sure). Then I asked him to start an FTP session with our site - connection refused. As it turns out, a firewall is preventing him from accessing, so he turns to the IT department and informs them of the problem. Their response: "We can't allow the ftp program to access the internet as it would allow outside access to your computer" They are running a POS Windows 95 computer as a simple desktop computer. Just how does an FTP program allow outside access to a computer? I mean I could understand if it was a server or something listening to FTP traffic - but a desktop!?