Troubleshooting your FileZilla connection


This article will show some solutions for common errors that I've come across.


Passive Mode

Error Message - Server sent passive reply with unroutable address.

This can be fixed by changing the configuration in FileZilla settings.

  1. Go to Connection > FTP > Passive mode.
  2. Select Fall back to active mode.


Anonymous only

Error message - 530 This FTP server is anonymous only.

This is a web server issue, so start by logging on to the web server.

sudo vi /etc/vsftpd.conf

Uncomment the following line.

local_enable = yes

Now you'll be able to access this web server over FTP using a local user account.


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