I have an ftp exception for ftp proxy and a stateful exception for regular
ftp. At any workstation, I can bring up a command prompt and connect via
ftp to an external source with no problem and transmit data.

My primary server for Norton Antivirus won't get it's signature updates. I
can unload ipflt and then it will so I know that it is a filter exception

What is different about this connection than other ftp exceptions?

NW65SP2 running BM38SP2.