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"sorry, invalid address given" (3 posts)

  • Started 3 years ago by Steve
  • Latest reply 3 years ago from Steve
  • Steve Member

    Been having this problem for a couple of months now. Unable to access my website using Fetch, Filezilla and Rapidweaver.

    Fetch transcript here,
    "Fetch 5.8.1 (5K1217) Intel (Web Store) running on Mac OS X 10.15.7 (19H2) English
    Launched at 2020-09-28T10:45:53Z, 28/09/2020, 11:45 (local)
    Partial serial FETCH55001-VVGJ-6QSR T
    Connecting to port 21 (Mac OS X firewall is limiting connections to specific applications) (2020-09-28T10:46:12Z)
    Connected to port 21 (2020-09-28T10:46:12Z)
    425 Sorry, invalid address given
    An FTP connection to “” could not be opened because the FTP server sent an unexpected response. (Check the Fetch Transcript window for more information.
    Server responded: “Sorry, invalid address given”)

    Hosting company no help, they say it's because I don't have a reverse DNS. This has never been a problem in the past (nearly 20 years). ISP says it's nothing to do with them.

    Have checked firewall and antivirus software and I'm now at a loss as to what to do. Was able to connect to with no trouble.

    Any suggestions would be gratefully received. iMac running latest Catalina.

    Many thanks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    This is an issue between your hosting company and your ISP. The hosting company won't let you connect without a reverse DNS entry, and apparently your ISP doesn't provide one. If neither side will budge, I'd consider switching hosting companies.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Steve Member

    Thank you, Jim. Much appreciated. I'd kind of come to that conclusion.
    Thanks for your time and help.
    Stay well.

    Posted 3 years ago #


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