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Mac FTP "Can't build data connection: Connection refused" (3 posts)

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  • Started 13 years ago by andrewjj1
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from andrewjj1
  • andrewjj1 Member

    I'm trying to up load files to my site, and I keep getting this error. Something is sending a PORT command that the site doesn't like. Here is the FTP log:
    SYST
    215 UNIX Type: L8
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PWD
    257 "/" is current directory.
    PORT 216,249,94,6,124,214
    200 PORT command successful.
    LIST
    425 Can't build data connection: Connection refused
    ftp_list: -30000
    NOOP

    Any insight will be helpful.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You should check the "Use passive mode transfers (PASV)" box in the Firewall section of Preferences -- that usually does the trick.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • andrewjj1 Member

    Figured it out. My DSL connection comes with a Firewall, and I hadn't set it up to allow access from the site. When I was trouble shooting it, I thought I had turned the Firewall off, but it must not have been.

    Like most computer problems, it was something simple that managed to waste a lot of time to find.

    Thank's for your help. This is a great site.

    Posted 13 years ago #

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