filezilla - ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server

  • Saranyya

    I'm trying to run filezilla in Windows Vista...
    I turned off my firewall.. still I didn't able to connect... help me to proceed....

    Status: Resolving address of Status: Connecting to Status: Connection attempt failed with "ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server".

  • Answers
  • user47333

    In short, you can't proceed as the server you are trying to connect to ( does not have the FTP server running.

    You may need to contact the owners of that server and tell them the FTP server is not running. Failing that, are you certain you are connecting to the correct server to begin with?

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  • ProfK

    I'm battling to get FileZilla working on Server 2008 R2. Until this morning, I had one 2008 and one XP machine, and always just used the XP one for FTP. I now have two 2008 machines and no FTP client. I'v tried the Network Wizard in FileFilla, and I have also tried switching off Windows Firewall, with no joy. It's worth mentioning that my XP machine was using the same modem/router, for an ADSL connection with dynamic external IP, and it was working.

    The last few log entries on my last attempt are as follows:

    Command:    PASS *********
    Response:   230 Logged on
    Status: Connected
    Status: Retrieving directory listing...
    Command:    PWD
    Response:   257 "/" is current directory.
    Command:    TYPE I
    Response:   200 Type set to I
    Command:    PORT 196,210,184,52,255,146
    Response:   200 Port command successful
    Command:    MLSD
    Response:   150 Opening data channel for directory list.
    Response:   425 Can't open data connection.
    Error:  Failed to retrieve directory listing

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  • DalSoft

    Well, I can absolutely verify that FileZilla works with Windows Server 2008 R2 (used it many times myself). So, it's probably a configuration problem.

    Sounds obvious, but have you tried switching between PASSIVE and ACTIVE mode in your FileZilla (client) Connection's properties? That's often a cause of problems. (There's a great guide to understanding their differences here).


    • For Active connections open ports 20 and 21
    • For Passive connections open ports 21 and 1024+ (and higher)

    I'll post more if I think of any further common problems. Good luck!