I have been trying to get messenger (xp pro) to work through the bm3.8
firewall on a nw6.5sp1 server but haven't been able to get it to work.
I have tried all of the various suggestions on the boards but always
have the following problem.

Two clients can connect (one inside the firewall, one outside) they can
send one or two messages and then nothing, after a couple of minutes the
connection here times out and you have to log in again.

This still happens with the filters disabled.

I tried ICQ and it works fine, but the request for IM access has been
for messenger only.

I cannot think of anything else to do/change.

Does anybody have any ideas.

Ian Meaton
Network Manager
Hereward College