Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#4900 closed Bug report (rejected)

Unable to connect more than once. Connections unstable

Reported by: William Gunn Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: XP Professional


I have this problem with most, if not all sites. I am able to connect one time, and after a few minutes, the connection gets dropped. If I attempt to reconnect, I get the following error messages:

Error: Could not read from transfer socket: ECONNRESET - Connection reset by peer
Response: 425 Unable to build data connection: Connection refused
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

I called a host called Hostgator technical support, and began to describe the problem, and the tech person basically finished my sentences and described the problem back to me. He said this is a known problem in FileZilla.

There was a new version available - which I installed - but it did not resolve the problem.

Thank You
William Gunn

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 14 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

This is definitely not a fault in FileZilla. On the contrary, issues like this are often caused by broken servers. You can test your server at

Also, improperly configured routers and/or firewalls have a devastating effect on the reliability of FTP. Please read for details

Try uninstalling all firewalls and plug your computer directly into you modem, bypassing all routers. The difference will be like night and day.

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