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Cannot get server to work properly - understanding it

#1 Post by corestaples » 2020-10-25 19:26

I got my public ip, created account and turned off windows firewall and forwarded the port triggering on my router but cannot to my server

No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
Connection failed.

I followed the instructions on the server setup, setup the self signed cert but still cannot connect

I have opened port 21, 990 , etc.. but still nothing

I am testing it using windows 10 and I have a netgear R6400 router

what am I doing wrong? why can't it connect?

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Re: Cannot get server to work properly - understanding it

#2 Post by corestaples » 2020-10-25 23:30

I now can connect but I cannot retrieve the directory listing

Could not retrieve directory listing
Can't open data connection for transfer of "/"

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Re: Cannot get server to work properly - understanding it

#3 Post by boco » 2020-10-25 23:43

Please read Network Configuration, the Passive part.

Port triggering does not work with FTP, as the main port (trigger) is mostly idle during transfers. Use static port forwarding.
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#4 Post by corestaples » 2020-10-25 23:55

I did use port forwarding and that one fails as well .. I can connect but cannot list the directory

maybe windows ftps is 'easier"?

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#5 Post by boco » 2020-10-26 01:07

Nope, it needs to be configured the same way (define Passive ports, forward them, tell the FTP server software your external IP).

How do you test? We have a special site for that: https://ftptest.net
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Re: Cannot get server to work properly - understanding it

#6 Post by corestaples » 2020-10-26 03:44

ftptest says make sure user has list permission on the folder.. which is weird because I already created a windows users call filezillauser and make the service run as that account. And gave full permission to that windows account in that home folder.. heck I even added an everyone account with full rights to that home folder ...

Let's say it is drive C:\mytestzillasite

Filezilla FTP Server run as "filezillauser" windows account

i can connect to the site, filezilla user account created authenticated successfully but just cannot retrieve directory listing error...

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