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Can't connect *without* VPN

Posted: 2021-04-22 23:08
by Dangit
I am unable to connect using Filezilla for a few years now - across several versions of Filezilla - unless I use a VPN (I've used at least two VPNs and can connect when I am on either of those VPNs.

I can go to a windows folder, type ftp.mysite.ftp and connect using the same username/password, so I'm thinking that rules out an issue at the router?

I just added an exception to the computer's firewall to allow Filezilla through, but it made no difference (and why would it have since I can get through on a VPN).

I've tried it with a second ftp site as well with the same results. Unable to "connect" might be the wrong word - I will trust your expertise for the right one. It looks like this.

Status: Disconnected from server
Status: Resolving address of
Status: Connecting to ###.###.###.3:21...
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Status: Initializing TLS...

And stays there forever.

Re: Can't connect *without* VPN

Posted: 2021-04-23 07:03
by botg
There is a malicious firewall or router, possibly on your ISP side, that blocks FTP over TLS.