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failed to create listen socket, aborting

#1 Post by acr80813 » 2017-05-12 07:13

I just downloaded FileZilla and did the configuration test to see if it would work with my system. I am using a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) running MacOS Sierra. My firewall is turned off. I live in Shanghai China so I originally thought the error was due to that, so I turned on my VPN and that is why there are two reports with two different IP addresses. Anyway, here's what I get:

Connecting to probe.filezilla-project.org
Connection established, waiting for welcome message.
Response: 220 FZ router and firewall tester ready
USER FileZilla
Response: 331 Give any password.
PASS 3.25.2
Response: 230 logged on.
Checking for correct external IP address
Retrieving external IP address from http://ip.filezilla-project.org/ip.php
Checking for correct external IP address
IP 101.86.213.151 bab-ig-cbd-bfb
Response: 200 OK
Failed to create listen socket, aborting.
Connection closed
Connecting to probe.filezilla-project.org
Connection established, waiting for welcome message.
Response: 220 FZ router and firewall tester ready
USER FileZilla
Response: 331 Give any password.
PASS 3.25.2
Response: 230 logged on.
Checking for correct external IP address
Retrieving external IP address from http://ip.filezilla-project.org/ip.php
Checking for correct external IP address
IP 157.97.121.31 bfh-jh-bcb-db
Response: 200 OK
Failed to create listen socket, aborting.
Connection closed

First test without the VPN and second one with a VPN. Any thoughts on what might be preventing this from being succesful?

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Re: failed to create listen socket, aborting

#2 Post by botg » 2017-05-12 07:18

You either entered a range of ports that's invalid or there's still some firewall on your machine that prevents FileZilla from opening a port.

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Re: failed to create listen socket, aborting

#3 Post by acr80813 » 2017-05-12 08:03

in the configure port range I am using ask operating system for a port, but I am using a wireless router. Maybe thats it as all my firewalls say they are off. I think I just answered my question. How do I forward the available ports?

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Re: failed to create listen socket, aborting

#4 Post by botg » 2017-05-12 08:51

Have a look at your router's documentation.

Note that the error you are getting is still a local problem independent of the used router. There has to be some firewall blocking FileZilla.

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Re: failed to create listen socket, aborting

#5 Post by acr80813 » 2017-05-13 05:36

Mac firewalls are off by default and I have never turned it on. I Have Iboostup as an app but it also says that the firewall is disabled. I use adware removal but there is no where it says anything about a firewall I also have Bitdefender virus scanner installed but don't see any where that has a firewall. what else could this be? I would like to use FileZilla with my websites but have been researching this and can't find any answers. Any ideas?

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#6 Post by botg » 2017-05-13 07:56

These days virus scanners almost always are also firewalls. What happens if you uninstall all virus scanners for a test?

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Re: failed to create listen socket, aborting

#7 Post by sjgmbob » 2019-07-12 03:34

I am in China too trying to use FZ to upload stuff to servers outside China, it sounds VPN can solve my problem, care to commend any good VPNs? Thanks. n' sorry I am getting really desperate the get my stuff uploaded from China ......

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#8 Post by botg » 2019-07-12 06:47

sjgmbob wrote:
2019-07-12 03:34
I am in China too trying to use FZ to upload stuff to servers outside China, it sounds VPN can solve my problem, care to commend any good VPNs? Thanks. n' sorry I am getting really desperate the get my stuff uploaded from China ......
Head to the nearest airport and board the first plane destined to a country that embraces the free exchange of thoughts and ideas.

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Re: failed to create listen socket, aborting

#9 Post by sjgmbob » 2019-07-12 23:55

botg wrote:
2019-07-12 06:47
sjgmbob wrote:
2019-07-12 03:34
I am in China too trying to use FZ to upload stuff to servers outside China, it sounds VPN can solve my problem, care to commend any good VPNs? Thanks. n' sorry I am getting really desperate the get my stuff uploaded from China ......
Head to the nearest airport and board the first plane destined to a country that embraces the free exchange of thoughts and ideas.
Believe me that is already in my plan, going to HongKong in a few weeks. Although I managed to get past the agony with a VPN, I still prefer someplace I don't need one to get to the internet ...

ps.

In case anybody is interested, the VPN I use is ExpressVPN, don't touch NordVPN, it simply doesn't work in China, took me hours to figure that out.

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