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Old 12-01-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
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ProFTP WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL - Cannot assign requested address when using Filezilla

I'm using ProFTP and have found that after attempting to make logins more permissive I can login using the built in Windows FTP client but not Filezilla.

Status:	Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response:	220 ProFTPD 1.2.8 Server (ProFTPD Default Installation) [a.test.local]
Command:	USER root
Response:	331 Password required for root.
Command:	PASS *************
Response:	230 User root logged in.
Command:	SYST
Response:	215 UNIX Type: L8
Command:	FEAT
Response:	211-Features:
Response:	  MDTM
Response:	  REST STREAM
Response:	  SIZE
Response:	211 End
Status:	Server does not support non-ASCII characters.
Status:	Connected
Status:	Retrieving directory listing...
Command:	PWD
Response:	257 "/" is current directory.
Command:	TYPE I
Response:	200 Type set to I
Command:	PASV
Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (0,0,0,0,155,55).
Command:	LIST
Error:	The data connection could not be established: WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL - Cannot assign requested address
Error:	Connection timed out
Error:	Failed to retrieve directory listing
From the syslog:
Dec  1 15:02:34 a auth|security:info sshd[1835168]: Accepted password for root from <client IP here> port 8979 ssh2
Dec  1 15:15:40 a daemon:info proftpd[4260058]: a.test.local ([]) - FTP session opened.
Dec  1 15:15:40 a authpriv:warn|warning proftpd[4260058]: a.test.local ([]) - ROOT FTP login successful.
Dec  1 15:15:40 a authpriv:notice proftpd[4260058]: a.test.local ([]) - USER root: Login successful.
Dec  1 15:15:57 a daemon:info proftpd[7209028]: a.test.local ([]) - FTP session opened.
Dec  1 15:16:03 a authpriv:warn|warning proftpd[7209028]: a.test.local ([]) - ROOT FTP login successful.
Dec  1 15:16:03 a authpriv:notice proftpd[7209028]: a.test.local ([]) - USER root: Login successful.
I found that this was because you need the server type set to UNIX and Passive mode set to Active in Filezilla.

Last edited by Mark_667; 12-01-2014 at 10:38 AM. Reason: Found solution.
Old 12-02-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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I have an Unix server and Filezilla is always set to passive......nary a problem here. Being doing it for years on several different FTP applications.
Your "The data connection could not be established: WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL" error is WINSOCK indicated.


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