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FTP problems --> Use Filezilla and/or active mode





Bondings
Edit: For the latest FTP information, please advance to the most recent post in this thread.


We had some security upgrades and apparantly some ftp programs aren't working anymore. The temporary solution is to use filezilla: http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ . I will try to fix the ftp-problems, but it might take a few days/weeks.

If you use flashftp, try to change to active mode.
snowboardalliance
Just incase this helps anyone, Core FTP lite works as long as it is in ACTIVE mode (instead of PASSIVE)
Motoracer380
omg i cant figure out how to setup the filezilla help me
Bondings
1.Settings to connect to frihost
Go to file --> Site Manager
Click on New Site
Fill in:
Host: yoursubdomain.frihost.net or yourdomain.com/.net/.info
Port: 21
ServerType: FTP
Logontype: Normal
User: your cpanel username
Password: your cpanel password


2.Editing/Viewing files
Edit --> Settings --> Interface Settings --> File Viewing/Editing
And then select your program. (eg: C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe )
Maka
Anyway I got flash fxp working, I changed it to not use passive.
sentry
Maka wrote:
Anyway I got flash fxp working, I changed it to not use passive.

nice tip! I will try this with my cuteftp.
p.s) tested. not works with cuteftp. Crying or Very sad
KungFuChris
Seems to be no problem with Dreamweaver FTP after updates.
techcheetah
Please solve the problem as soon as possible...

I have problems transferring in Active Mode..
Sarah
snowboardalliance wrote:
Just incase this helps anyone, Core FTP lite works as long as it is in ACTIVE mode (instead of PASSIVE)


Thanks so much, this helped me tons! I can finally get onto my site, lol.
WickedGravity
Just as a little FYI to everyone.

As far as I can tell, and I have done some pretty extensive testing on this. All FTP clietns will work as long as PASSIVE mods is not enabled and ACTIVE mode is.

I may be wrong, but I have tried , well, a lot and they all work when switch over from PASSIVE to ACTIVE.
xorcist
CoffeeCup Free FTP works when you do that and so does alot more.
lockwolf
I cant figure out how to change to active mode with smart FTP, any help?
James Bond-007
Hmm...FileZilla's the FTP program that doesn't work.

EDIT: It does work on Active mode.
n0obie4life
ACEftp doesn't work.

All you have to do is enable PASSIVE mode. But then you won't be able to see .htaccess files Sad.

And you won't be able to upload.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn...

Code:
PORT 192,168,0,3,6,192
200 PORT command successful
STOR common.php
150 Connecting to port 33308
226 File successfully transferred
Failed [Unknown reason]
Queue processing aborted.
gamo
James Bond-007 wrote:
Hmm...FileZilla's the FTP program that doesn't work.

EDIT: It does work on Active mode.



At quickconnect bar, you type as below :

Host: yoursubdomain.frihost.net or yourdomain.com/.net/.info
Port: 21
ServerType: FTP
Logontype: Normal
User: your cpanel username
Password: your cpanel password

I tried and it work cool.

Good luck!!!
mathiaus
everyone try leap ftp
http://www.leapware.com/download.html

simple to use and works without changing any settings etc. Just type server, user and passa nd your away Smile
easier than filezilla in my opinion Wink
steve
mathiaus wrote:
everyone try leap ftp
http://www.leapware.com/download.html

simple to use and works without changing any settings etc. Just type server, user and passa nd your away Smile
easier than filezilla in my opinion Wink


Razz yep, its easier to use and works ok ty
Ivanweb
hi, i use smart FTP, and i can't connect to my FTP using "ftp.mydomain" as adress, passive or acctive i cant access to the ftp Confused
But if i use the ip of the server as adress, i can't connect in passive, but in acctive mode yes, i can... Shocked

and i can't acces to cpanel from my domain

my domain is not active yet?? Confused

ivanweb.frihost.net
Motoracer380
hahah.. i didnt need your help i figured it out, i just really wanted to know what to download. it had 4 things all i got was the setup file and it worked and uploaded for me.but thanks for trying i went to new york for a while and now im working on a laptop i got there.
vainer10
how do i do that "active"? please help!!!
scs
I've got aceftp,how do i setup that?
Bondings
scs wrote:
I've got aceftp,how do i setup that?

Go to properties of the your account (not global properties), then go to "Server Features" and tick the "PASV MODE" checkbox.
Oscar
Hi everybody .Just in case anybody wants to use FlashXP.Go to Your connections name /Options and uncheck passive mode. Works fine.
markgil
i use WS FTP pro ,How do i set up that!
skoczek_2002
I use Filezilla.

Deflaut Mode
Quote:
Status: Connecting to biblioteka.frihost.net ...
Status: Connected with biblioteka.frihost.net. Waiting for welcome message...
Response: 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [TLS] ----------
Response: 220-You are user number 3 of 50 allowed.
Response: 220-Local time is now 09:11. Server port: 21.
Response: 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Command: USER skoczek
Response: 331 User skoczek OK. Password required
Command: PASS *********
Response: 230-User skoczek has group access to: skoczek
Response: 230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
Command: FEAT
Response: 211-Extensions supported:
Response: EPRT
Response: IDLE
Response: MDTM
Response: SIZE
Response: REST STREAM
Response: MLST type*;size*;sizd*;modify*;UNIX.mode*;UNIX.uid*;UNIX.gid*;unique*;
Response: MLSD
Response: ESTP
Response: PASV
Response: EPSV
Response: SPSV
Response: ESTA
Response: AUTH TLS
Response: PBSZ
Response: PROT
Response: 211 End.
Command: SYST
Response: 215 UNIX Type: L8
Status: Connected
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: PWD
Response: 257 "/" is your current location
Command: TYPE A
Response: 200 TYPE is now ASCII
Command: PORT 192,168,1,102,4,119
Response: 500 Unknown command
Error: Could not retrieve directory listing


Passive mode
Quote:
Status: Connecting to biblioteka.frihost.net ...
Status: Connected with biblioteka.frihost.net. Waiting for welcome message...
Response: 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [TLS] ----------
Response: 220-You are user number 3 of 50 allowed.
Response: 220-Local time is now 09:13. Server port: 21.
Response: 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Command: USER skoczek
Response: 331 User skoczek OK. Password required
Command: PASS *********
Response: 230-User skoczek has group access to: skoczek
Response: 230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
Command: FEAT
Response: 211-Extensions supported:
Response: EPRT
Response: IDLE
Response: MDTM
Response: SIZE
Response: REST STREAM
Response: MLST type*;size*;sizd*;modify*;UNIX.mode*;UNIX.uid*;UNIX.gid*;unique*;
Response: MLSD
Response: ESTP
Response: PASV
Response: EPSV
Response: SPSV
Response: ESTA
Response: AUTH TLS
Response: PBSZ
Response: PROT
Response: 211 End.
Command: SYST
Response: 215 UNIX Type: L8
Status: Connected
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: PWD
Response: 257 "/" is your current location
Command: TYPE A
Response: 200 TYPE is now ASCII
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (216,32,68,250,167,168)
Command: LIST
Error: Transfer channel can't be opened. Reason: Próba połączenia nie powiodła się, ponieważ połączona strona nie odpowiedziała poprawnie po ustalonym okresie czasu lub utworzone połączenie nie powiodło się, ponieważ połączony host nie odpowiedział.
Error: Could not retrieve directory listing
Command: REST 0

why ??
Dimaod
skoczek_2002
I have same problem....
I don know why....
Now i installed Ipswitch Ws FTP 2006 all is ok Cool
Bondings
Could it be a firewall issue? A blocked port?

I am using filezilla and everything works fine. Wink
Dimaod
vainer10 wrote:
Downloading FileZilla...

I think there is no need to post on forum that you are downloading something....
If ill post like i am clicking mouse or pushing keyboard button Very Happy
markgil
ok everyone i found the error wats the cause why u cannot connect to the port try to disable ur firewall using all ftp client in order to login .......thats all got to upload my files now ...
skoczek_2002
I use Filezilla.
Where i can download Ipswitch Ws FTP 2006 ??
Dimaod
skoczek_2002 wrote:
I use Filezilla.
Where i can download Ipswitch Ws FTP 2006 ??

I cant say just now use search...
But its not free Cool
SamiTheBerber
Ivanweb wrote:
my domain is not active yet?? Confused
ivanweb.frihost.net

I can access to your page, so it is active ... And if you can with FTP then it is also active. With cPanel don't make typos, because then you won't get in ...
n0obie4life
Bondings wrote:
scs wrote:
I've got aceftp,how do i setup that?

Go to properties of the your account (not global properties), then go to "Server Features" and tick the "PASV MODE" checkbox.


And it starts uploading slowly :'(.

Bondings, what update was it ? Its causing quite alot of trouble with FTP.
Bondings
n0obie4life wrote:
Bondings wrote:
scs wrote:
I've got aceftp,how do i setup that?

Go to properties of the your account (not global properties), then go to "Server Features" and tick the "PASV MODE" checkbox.


And it starts uploading slowly :'(.

Bondings, what update was it ? Its causing quite alot of trouble with FTP.

There was no update that I know of. Probably someone using ftp at full speed and/or a high server load.
n0obie4life
Quote:
We had some security upgrades and apparantly some ftp programs aren't working anymore. The temporary solution is to use filezilla: http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ . I will try to fix the ftp-problems, but it might take a few days/weeks.


Confused . I was referring to that.
inesquecivel
I Use CuteFTp... i will go to do the download this program!

Confused
Reiji
I´ve always used FlashFXP, but it doesn´t wokr (it connect, but don´t show my files), now I will download FileZilla to see if it works...

Once i´ve downloaded it, i have to use this?

Server or URL: reiji.frihost.net (my domain is reiji.frihost.com)
Name: reiji
Password: my pasword

Is that the info???

Edit: FileZilla do the same thing...it show me this:

Code:

Response:    MLSD
Response:    ESTP
Response:    PASV
Response:    EPSV
Response:    SPSV
Response:    ESTA
Response:    AUTH TLS
Response:    PBSZ
Response:    PROT
Response:   211 End.
Command:   SYST
Response:   215 UNIX Type: L8
Status:   Connected
Status:   Retrieving directory listing...
Command:   PWD
Response:   257 "/" is your current location
Command:   TYPE A
Response:   200 TYPE is now ASCII
Command:   PORT 66,98,52,31,15,255
Response:   200 PORT command successful
Command:   LIST


Someone help me!
Bondings
And what is the problem?
Reiji
Bondings wrote:
And what is the problem?


The file list doesn´t show up...it remains in blank...i can see my files or my directories...it don´t show even the public_html folder.
Boles Roor
I have the same exact proplem Sad When using gFTP. Firezilla doesn't work on Linux.
Seregwethrin
I'm using cuteftp 7 pro and i can login after 2 tries. But after login, there is no problem Smile
vainer10
Reiji wrote:
I´ve always used FlashFXP, but it doesn´t wokr (it connect, but don´t show my files), now I will download FileZilla to see if it works...

Once i´ve downloaded it, i have to use this?

Server or URL: reiji.frihost.net (my domain is reiji.frihost.com)
Name: reiji
Password: my pasword

Is that the info???

Edit: FileZilla do the same thing...it show me this:

Code:

Response:    MLSD
Response:    ESTP
Response:    PASV
Response:    EPSV
Response:    SPSV
Response:    ESTA
Response:    AUTH TLS
Response:    PBSZ
Response:    PROT
Response:   211 End.
Command:   SYST
Response:   215 UNIX Type: L8
Status:   Connected
Status:   Retrieving directory listing...
Command:   PWD
Response:   257 "/" is your current location
Command:   TYPE A
Response:   200 TYPE is now ASCII
Command:   PORT 66,98,52,31,15,255
Response:   200 PORT command successful
Command:   LIST


Someone help me!


I have the same problem... i can't update my site... Crying or Very sad
meangurl
is it fixed yet? i tried filezilla and it works somehow, but yet, i miss using flashfxp, i'm already used to this ftp program.

any chance to fix this problem? or shall we stay that way forever?
Bondings
meangurl wrote:
any chance to fix this problem? or shall we stay that way forever?

Yes, it's going to change like this. By the way, flashxp does work on some computers. I think maka uses it.
Pixel
FileZilla has stoped working!! Sad I could use it before but now it's just as the other ftp-programs I've used: "Could not retrieve directory listing".
Kelcey
I finally fixed the filezilla problems I had. By default it was connecting fine, but it was having trouble randomly uploading/downloading files. When I explicity made it in active mode, the random problems don't show up.


Edit: nevermind... now it's having problems again.
Bondings
I don't know what to say ... I use filezilla and aceftp without a single problem. It should be working.
techcheetah
are the problems solved..
Pixel
I just wanna tell you that my FileZilla has started working again... but why didn't it work 2 days ago? Question
Slick
my cute ftp works again!

stopped due to the fact it uses passive mode... but all is ok now!
meangurl
what's up with the passive and active mode? what's the difference?
greekcovers
I use WS-FTP from Ipswitch and works fine with passive mode disabled.
Also have CuteFTp but i didnt try.I think WS-FTP is the best for me.
TDK
I use FTP FileZilla and I did everything right but it says

Error: Timeout detected!
Error: Could not retrieve directory listing

what am I doing worg?
Astrolopitecos
i've read this threat and i will just say this, use smartftp, its free and very simple to use. i'm using it for a year already and i had 0 problems.why do u all still try to use the same progs when there's progs that dont give probs?!

stay well u all Cool
TDK
where do I get Smartftp?
Astrolopitecos
for those who wants smartftp

http://www.download.com/SmartFTP/3000-2160_4-10418837.html?tag=lst-0-1

i think there's no prob in saying this link Rolling Eyes

stay well Cool
budazz
c'mon guys what is the best ftp software can i use? Laughing
Bondings
budazz wrote:
c'mon guys what is the best ftp software can i use? Laughing

Everyone will say something different. I, myself, use filezilla http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ and I never had a single problem with it.
vainer10
can someone tell me that there is some progress with the ftp problem because i cant get in with any ftp software...
bluffmango
hi guys after musc reserach i found a solution to the ftp problem , no software needed , FTP from any where , using this website

www.unlimitedftp.com, have fun
Lucifel
I use filezilla and it doesn't works T_T.
They said that it's impossible to connect to the servor T_T
Bondings
Lucifel wrote:
I use filezilla and it doesn't works T_T.
They said that it's impossible to connect to the servor T_T

You need to switch of passive mode. It's something like "PASV" that you have to uncheck.
Lucifel
It the same things T_T
MMFAN
I got this when connecting through SmartFTP:

[quote deleted]



NVM, I had the password wrong
XeRo
I have a problem with Filezilla....

Status: Connecting to ftp.nocturnshadows.frihost.net ...
Error: Unable to connect!
Status: Waiting to retry... (5 retries left)

I tried in default mode and active mode and nothing happens...what could it be?

thanx
Bondings
I don't know, are you sure you used the correct password?
Lucifel
For me it's the same thing like Xero. But I tryed with a sotware, a web designer and it works. It doesn't works with a FTP but it works with a web designer Confused
Bondings
Lucifel wrote:
For me it's the same thing like Xero. But I tryed with a sotware, a web designer and it works. It doesn't works with a FTP but it works with a web designer Confused

That's definately weird.

I tested at least 3 ftp programs and they all work for me. I have no idea why so much people have problems with it.
godam64
i have tested 3 ftp programs with result 2 failed and 1 works :
not working : filezilla & absoluteftp
working : wsftp
i don't know what's up with the server. i hope someone would fix it. Sad
thanks.....
XeRo
My Problem was the Windows Firewall, that crap hehehe .. Very Happy
nik
flashfxp is the best ftp program you can get simple and working. make no problems at all. i use it Very Happy
XeRo
Sorry about the stupid firewall thing... hehehe
tieuroi
Anyway I got flash fxp working, I changed it to not use passive.
hive
I´ve tested filezilla, smatyFTP and cuteFTp 7 pro. They are working just fine here... Wink

But the first time I got some bugs, 20 min after I realized I was using my frihost forum password Shocked
52tease
Thank you for the easy FTP instructions here. Could we sticky some important information like this to the top of the help section?
engeland
hey someone help me. Does getting a connection on ftp have anything to do with what type of internet connection you have? Coz, i'm using wireless broadband and i have FileZilla. I've set all the settings given by this thread but i still can't get a connection!

Also, i just got my new account here and i haven't done anything to the FTP manager. Am i supposed to set up an account in cpanel?
irkekajo
according to me, any ftp program works.. I tried several and they al worked. CoffeCup FTP, Core FTP, and some programs in Dutch worked all without problems or mallfunctions :lol: .. anyway, perhaps it is so that other people experience trouble, I don't 8) cyou
sorcerer
thanks..
razmad
tq for all
Snap-Dj
i use NICOFTP
geyikkutuphanesi
hello I am a new member of frih host. And I wanna learn how to unzip my files on server. Question Question Crying or Very sad
geyikkutuphanesi
is there no one who knowss???? Question Rolling Eyes
mOrpheuS
I don't think the replies to this thread are serving any useful purpose anymore.

-close-
swizzy
guys i get this error in filezilla
"Error: Transfer channel can't be opened. Reason: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.
Error: Could not retrieve directory listing
"

and not only that... cuteftp, web2ftp, net2ftp all not working... is it just me or.. there are temporary problems with server 2 proftpd

but then DirectAdmin shows this

ProFTPd 1.2.9 Running
jobu
well i am new , just got my account finalized today and have not yet been able to ftp. I came looking for support and figured I should share my info.

Set up ftp on server 2 for my frih site and my main.com that I am having them host.

Could not log into either ftp after creation. Was getting 530 error. So I waited a few hours and came back, and the ftp accounts that I created are now gone. Sweet!

Created new ftp accounts once again. I am now able to log (meaning I dont get the 530 error) but I get.....
Quote:
Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems

More information



in both firefox, explorer and my secure file transfer client times out as well.
manumiglani
I am able to access my website and online control panle (directadmin). But, I am not able to connect to my account using ftp client (filezilla). Here is the error I get:-

Quote:
Error: Transfer channel can't be opened. Reason: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.
Error: Could not retrieve directory listing
Traveller
Hmmm....still trying for figure this out.

FileZilla and CoreFTP give me the same results, but straight, text-based FTP from the command line works fine.

What I am seeing is that the GUI versions ARE logging in okay, but the failure occurs when they try to do their initial directory listing. The "ls" and "dir" commands do work from the text-based FTP, however.

So far, I've looked at dozens of Google results regarding the issue, but only one actually had anything to do with the directory listing:
Quote:
Q) When I connect to my Internet Service Provider, I wait a long time and WS_FTP seems to timeout and quit the connection before I have a chance to change to my directory.

You must include the initial remote directory or the connection will timeout waiting for the server to format the directory for the LIST command. The root of the FTP server has thousands of directories (one for each user) so if you don't include the initial remote directory WS_FTP issues the LIST command which then times out, waiting for that long list of directories to be delivered. You can contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to get your initial remote directory.
(Source: http://www.ftpplanet.com/ftpresources/ftp_faq.html)

After reading that, I tried making sure FileZilla and CoreFTP had a default, remote directory set ("/public_html"). The command to change directories DID work, but the directory listing after that still failed.

Thus, I will continue searching, or maybe someone else will have better luck.

EDIT: GOT IT! Among the may ways in which Micro$oft have crippled their version of the command-line FTP is that it does not offer passive mode. THAT was the difference between using it versus the GUI programs. Once I turned off passive mode (or turned on active mode, depending upon the particular program), FTP worked fine.

Thus, until further notice, be sure NOT to use passive mode for FTP on Server 2.
jobu
Maybe you could help me out here. I have been trying to connect all day but cant seem to get it going.

Here's what I am doing so just tell me where I am going wrong.

Set up ftp at directadmin site under ftpmanager

Settings are for jeremypaul.com and checked the box that says
Quote:
Ftp account with the root directory in the domains home directory (one up from the public_html)


Once configured my server path is..
Quote:
/home/jobu/domains/jeremypaul.com/


So I go to a browser.. I use firefox.. and enter in ftp.jeremypaul.com and it prompts me for my user and pass.

Enter user, enter pass and after about 5 minutes I get an apache page that says apache has successfully been installed on this server bla bla bla.

Or ..

I get "could not find page"... bla bla

Or ..

only 2x I have gotten to a blank ftp page that has absolutely no files or folders on the screen.

------------------------

Now I know there are files in there because of the default index that appears when I go strait to the site.

My question is what am I doing wrong?

------------------------

I also have SSH Secure File Transfer for my ftp manager. I have used it on many sites and never had problems. I could not find an active option to switch from passive to active.
Traveller
jobu wrote:
So I go to a browser.. I use firefox.. and enter in ftp.jeremypaul.com and it prompts me for my user and pass.
...
My question is what am I doing wrong?


The problem is that Firefox, in its native, unmodified condition, only uses passive mode and, as I just mentioned about, you must NOT be using passive mode.

If you still wish to handle FTP from within Firefox, instead of with a separate, external program, install the FireFTP extension. When you created the connection for your FriHost account, be sure passive mode is NOT CHECKED. I just tried that, and it worked fine.

Since that resolves both the general and specific FTP problems addressed in this thread, I am marking it as -closed-

Just remember, everyone: DO NOT USE PASSIVE MODE FOR FTP TO YOUR FRIHOST ACCOUNT.
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