Talk:Network Configuration

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rather unhelpful text[edit]

seriously: instead of pointing out the basic procedure of setting up a windows firewall (which is located at the bottom, where most readers never reach, because google gives them much better how-tos), the text is 95% of its body absolutely unhelpful to people who run into clearly the most common problem, which is the windows firewall. users should be advised to forward & open port #20 and #21. then they can try to lock down the firewall closer toward a point-to-point situation (which often cannot be done perfectly (problem with e.g. narrowing to individual filezilla.service)). Though it is stated correctly that a step by step guide will not apply in many environments, it will still be more helpful than nothing at all, where not even port 21 is mentioned. --Mai 08:22, 19 January 2013 (CET)

Default Password for filezilla server[edit]

I just installed filezilla server on Windows. I have started the server and when I attempt to connect to the server using filezilla interface with the address and port 1417 and leave the password field blank, I am not able to connect to the server. Apparently a default password is set. Does anybody know what the default password is?

RPB 2/28/2012


"A well-known software company located in Redmond, WA certainly played a part in this."

This comment is inconsistent with the nature and intent of this "how-to" wiki. Furthermore, it is juvenile. Finally, it is the remnant of an internet meme that is old and no longer entertaining. Please move on and keep this wiki objective.

-Dennis H.

Editing for clarity[edit]

I'm doing some copy editing to make this page easier to read for the typical new user just looking for help documentation. It is NOT my intention to change any content (which includes suppressing my urge to delete the gratuitous Microsoft/firewall manufacturer bashing). Please edit anything that I might inadvertently change the meaning of, but if the content ain't broke, try to leave it alone. Setting up FTP servers isn't necessarily intuitive and it'd be nice for people with less expertise to be able to use this software - which means making the documentation as readable as possible. --WildGooseChased 19:41, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Previous discussions[edit]

I added the section on how to set up FileZilla Server under Vista and Windows Firewall. I'm not sure if I put it in the right place or formatted it correctly.

I spent a few hours trying to figure this out and I've found that a lot of people have this same problem. Windows Firewall does not easily allow you to add FileZilla Server since it is a service and not an application, it only (by default) gives you the option to add the interface (which doesn't help in getting people to connect to your server). I'm not sure if this information applies to any other version of Windows Firewall as I have only tried it in Vista.

-Ashsagoon 10/16/2007

It would be FAR easier to just disable the useless Windows firewall. All problems solved. --CodeSquid 10:52, 16 October 2007 (CEST)
I agree, however there are people out there who insist on having it. Also there are people who don't know much about PCs and don't like it when that stupid icon pops up and warns them that it's disabled and their pc could be in danger (this was my problem, setting up an ftp on an inexperienced user's pc). Doesn't hurt to have the instructions I hope :) --Ashsagoon 07:10, 17 October 2007 (CEST)

"The availability and openess of the internet also attracted malicious users who are actively exploiting design flaws, bugs and the inexperience of other users. A well known software company located in Redmond certainly played a part in this"
- How typical. I'm sick of people blaming any and all security issues on Microsoft. The only reason more flaws are discovered in Windows is because it is targeted more. 05:06, 15 February 2008 (CET)

"It would be FAR easier to just disable the useless Windows firewall. All problems solved."
-And again. The Windows firewall is not useless. There are better solutions out there, but stop blaming all your problems on Microsoft. 05:06, 15 February 2008 (CET)

-khammond 11/13/2008

Updated the Windows Firewall section to include issues uncovered regarding the "Appliation Layer Gateway" and "Routing and Remote Access" services. We ran into these problems firsthand and disabling the "Application Layer Gateway" service resolved our problems. Unfortunately some of us need to use the Windows firewall when a hardware firewall is unavailble.

Using anything other than port 990 for implicit SSL will not work. I tried it. Filezilla server allows you to change this port but if you do you filezilla clients will fail their connect. The WIKI needs to cover this and let users know because the implication is that it is changeable, which it is not. More importantly, Filezilla clients are hard-coded for implicit port 990 and so wouldnt support setting it to anything else anyway. Mozkill 21:41, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

That's incorrect, the client supports implicit FTPS on all ports. --CodeSquid 14:08, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

I had to add the other exe without the space in it.

About the Windows Vista configuration I report my case may help Filezilla Users. The external access did not work with the information on this wiki; the only way to make it worked was to add the port number in the windows firewall exceptions.

Cypherinfo 13:03, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

-zipwiz 04/12/2010

Where is the automatic / manually settable "keepalive ping" preventing timeouts on long downloads? I can only find an academic and dogmatic paragraph about servers and firewalls breaking IP RFCs. Thats completely useless, since the internet is realworld and no academic playground. Software like FileZilla should not aim at academic completeness but on dealing with what is the case out there -- and out there are more broken than compliant systems. So, PLEASE, at least add an option to set up a keep-alive ping, and if you want, add a big warning dialogue, that using this feature breaks IP laws (which no one cares about by the way).

I just finished troubleshooting a problem I had with my FileZilla server setup and I want to share so that the wiki can be improved. My setup was a GNU/Linux computer hosting VirtualBox with a completely updated (5/4/2013) Windows XP Pro SP3 computer as a guest. VirtualBox was setup to provide NAT between the Linux host and a private IP space for the XP guest. Additionally, I configured the VirtualBox NAT to forward port 1343 and 5000 on the loopback interface ( of the host to port 21 and 5000 respectively on the guest side. FileZilla server 0.9.41 was installed on the XP guest, and instructed to provide as the external address for passive connections. As such, I was able to establish a FTP command connection from Linux (directed to port 1343). However, when my FTP client on Linux issued the PASV command (while attempting to get a directory contents list from the server), it would get a 227 response from FileZilla server with the internal IP of the XP guest, and stall. Strangely however, the FileZilla server interface would report that the server sent the correct external address in the 227 response ( as specified in this case, though I tried others). Using Wireshark concurrently on both sides of the VirtualBox NAT, I could see that indeed, the internal address of the XP guest was sent and received in the 227 response, despite what the FileZilla server interface reported. According to this wiki page, my Windows Firewall had the proper exceptions setup, but I disabled the firewall nonetheless, and voila, the specified address was sent. Then, after seeing Windows Application Layer Gateway (ALG) alluded to in this wiki, I disabled ALG, re-enabled Windows Firewall, and the 227 response remained as desired (a restart may be required). Thus, my conclusion is that Windows Application Layer Gateway (ALG) modifies the 227 response, interfering with the establishment of the secondary FTP connection. I write all this here, because (IMO) this issue with Windows Firewall and ALG is somewhat cryptically and incompletely addressed on this wiki page. If someone with edit permissions can adequately address this on the wiki page, I imagine it would help many people. Cheers.

Cannot connect to server[edit]

How do I get FZ to connect to server?

Please help me

Is there a way to simply synchronise the site on my laptop and the website online by one click on the button upload ? everytime i have to search in each map if there is something in a green color and than afterwards drag it. Often i forgot a changed map under another map, so there are errors on the site


Link unavalaible?[edit]

Hello there,

Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source?

Thanks, Peter

Hi I am not sure where this message is going... if anywhere.. but my system seems to connect fine, but the only files it shows on both sides of the listing... Howe Dirve or Remote drive are *.jpg files... How can I change the settings to see "All" files

Status: Connection attempt failed with "EAI_NONAME - Neither nodename nor servname provided, or not known". Anyone knows how to help ?

Hey Thare,

I am bappa.from bangladesh...i am still trying 2 days.i can not connected the ftp sarver from my computer.if i connected other competer..i connected the sarver..agin i instrall xp..but thare are no result...hear this error message Please see it

Could not connect to server Status: Waiting to retry... Status: Resolving address of Status: Connecting to Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message... Response: 425 Sorry, invalid address given Error: Could not connect to server Error: Could not read from socket: ECONNRESET - Connection reset by peer



Port Change[edit]

Change Port from 14147 to 990 How do I do this?

router/firewall configuration debugging; OS isolation[edit]

Would it be helpful to suggest using a linux "live CD" to aid in configuration of the router and firewall. This would prevent the user's normal operating system configurations/firewall from interfering. Dgerman (talk) 17:57, 2 March 2015 (CET)

problems getting filezilla to work on some ftp sites.[edit]

Hi, I volunteer at a local community radio station in australia. mr firefox decided to remove fireftp from firefox and its no more. so, i have problems now. after a lot of messing around i have got filezilla to connect to 2 of the 3 sites i need to add to filezilla but it fails to give a listing of the directories on the site. firewall in windows is off it debug says "GNU TLS error -110 gnutls_record_recv... the TLS connection was non properly terminated.

when i do the network wizard it gets through but gives the failure on the following screen "failed create listen SKT on port 0"

any help please


Hi Spud..

am also in OZ and am getting the same message.. Damn Frustrating