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Filezilla does not work with Ubuntu 22.04

#1 Post by aqk » 2022-06-18 01:25

NOTE Already posted on Askubuntu- So far no replies...
I cannot sign on to a remote server with Ubuntu 22.04.

I have installed and Removed filezilla several times on Ubu 22.04, but it keeps giving errors- such as
21:43:10 Command: open "xxx@yyyy.com" 22
21:43:11 Error: FATAL ERROR: Connection reset by peer
21:43:11 Error: Could not connect to server
21:43:11 Status: Waiting to retry...

Finally I tried invoking Filezilla under root. AND it worked! I managed to DL and UL my stuff.
But then I noticed the following terminal messages-

$ sudo filezilla
Reading locale option from /root/.config/filezilla/filezilla.xml
wxD-Bus: Signal from /org/freedesktop/DBus, member NameAcquired
wxD-Bus: Reply with serial 2
wxD-Bus: Signal: Error: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
(filezilla:18774): Gtk-WARNING : 20:43:42.181: Negative content width -17 (allocation 1, extents 9x9) while allocating gadget (node entry, owner GtkEntry)
(filezilla:18774): Gtk-WARNING : 20:43:42.181: Negative content height -1 (allocation 1, extents 1x1) while allocating gadget (node entry,
owner GtkEntry)

Why do I need root to run Filezilla properly? And what are all these errors on the terminal?
I have been using Filezilla on both Windows and Ubuntu since Win-XP and Ubuntu Able-Aardvark (or whatever)
And this is the first time I have had this problem. I THINK it may have to do with the sftp install...
Any ideas?

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Re: Filezilla does not work with Ubuntu 22.04

#2 Post by botg » 2022-06-20 07:25

You definitely don't need to run FileZilla as root.

Where did you get FileZilla from?

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Re: Filezilla does not work with Ubuntu 22.04

#3 Post by aqk » 2022-06-22 18:08

Got it from "Ubuntu SOFTWARE INSTALLS" - An app that came with the Ubuntu 22.04 install.
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I then remarked-
(ONE STAR) Does not seem to work with Ubuntu 22.04 30 May 2022
Tried all sorts of otions- SFTP, passive. active, shutting down Firewall COMPLETELY! Still no go.
But I could easily access the FTP server from a Windows client or an older Ubuntu.
And yes- I unistalled Filezilla AND SSH and re-installed them- still no go.
I'll use the basic SSH - that works!


I later re-installed it from the Filezilla website.
It seems to have the same problem that PuTTY has-
in Ubuntu 22.04 it will only run using sudo. Oh,wait- the Putty problem was caused by changing the font in it!
Could this also be a missing font error in Filezilla, uh, I mean Ubuntu? I'll see if I can check the log somewhere...

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Re: Filezilla does not work with Ubuntu 22.04

#4 Post by aqk » 2022-06-22 18:21

ADDENDUM -
14:18:45 Status: Connecting to plonque.com...
14:18:45 Response: fzSftp started, protocol_version=11
14:18:45 Command: open "plonk@plonque.com" 22
14:18:46 Error: FATAL ERROR: Connection refused
14:18:46 Error: Could not connect to server
14:18:46 Status: Waiting to retry...
14:18:51 Status: Connecting to plonque.com...
14:18:51 Response: fzSftp started, protocol_version=11
14:18:51 Command: open "plonk@plonque.com" 22
14:18:52 Error: FATAL ERROR: Connection refused
14:18:52 Error: Could not connect to server
14:18:52 Status: Waiting to retry... etc, etc......

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Re: Filezilla does not work with Ubuntu 22.04

#5 Post by aqk » 2022-06-22 19:13

PROBLEM SOLVED!

I was using SFTP. In Filezilla, I switched to protocol FTP and it works OK now!
I had never noticed this option before.

In Filezilla, is there any advantage /disadvantage to using either FTP or SFTP?

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Re: Filezilla does not work with Ubuntu 22.04

#6 Post by boco » 2022-06-23 05:08

Got it from "Ubuntu SOFTWARE INSTALLS" - An app that came with the Ubuntu 22.04 install.
You are running a third-party build (called "repository version"), which is not supported here! They are almost always far behind the current version of FileZilla (which is 3.60.1 ATM).
The maintainer(s) for the FileZilla package you downloaded there should be listed, these are the people having to provide full support for their build.

That being said, SFTP not working could be a problem accessing the fzsftp executable (set readable and executable?), or a problem accessing the SFTP key store. Whatever it is, root has access while your account hasn't.

FTP is a completely different protocol. You cannot compare FTP with SFTP, you need to use whatever protocol is available on the target server. Note that a server can have support for FTP, SFTP, both, or neither of the two.
### BEGIN SIGNATURE BLOCK ###
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FTP connection problems? Do yourself a favor and read Network Configuration.
FileZilla connection test: https://filezilla-project.org/conntest.php
### END SIGNATURE BLOCK ###

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Re: Filezilla does not work with Ubuntu 22.04

#7 Post by aqk » 2022-06-25 23:50

:lol: :lol: Thanx!
Yeah, I quickly boned-up on the differences between SFTP, FTPS and FTP over TLS/SSL.
And I AM using Filezilla 3.60.1. I may have installed it from the https://filezilla-project.org/

The server I'm trying to reach is a MS IIS system installed on a Windows-10 PC.
They have managed to get an FTP server on it, but security? :lol: LOL! I have become used to seeing
Status: Plain FTP is insecure. Please switch to FTP over TLS.

I don't think they will getting around to replacing it with Apache or NginX soon, but are familiar with Filezilla (client).
Could the Filezilla Server edition be a reasonable replacement for IIS (FTP-only) ? All it does is present a folder (/) that you can download the files from.

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Re: Filezilla does not work with Ubuntu 22.04

#8 Post by boco » 2022-06-26 12:08

Could the Filezilla Server edition be a reasonable replacement for IIS (FTP-only) ? All it does is present a folder (/) that you can download the files from.
Yes, a far superior one. Makes setting up FTP over TLS a very easy task.
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