I´m trying our a new java based download manager called Jownloader (www.jdownloader.org). I´m running XP SP2 and ESS v3.0.645.0 ESS seems to be blocking Internet access to this program. Since Jdownloader is based on Java, the program "executable" is a .JAR I tried adding firewall expections rules to allow all traffic for the .JAR executable and also for java.exe and javaw.exe (the Java Runtime environmet) but this doesn´t work. Also, I have ESS configured on Interactive mode so it will ask me what to do with new applications trying to connect, but it doesen´t. Couldn`t find any useful information on the ESS firewall logs either. I`m pretty sure it´s an ESS firewall misconfiguration because when I disable firewall protection Jdownloader works great. I`d very much appreciate any insights on this matter. Regards.