Trouble downloading file with FTP Client

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"Connection closed by remote host" is the report I am getting while using FTP client to download a large file from an FTP server with FileZilla, configured according to specs. I cannot figure out the cause of the problem. Can you please help me with this?

Answered By 20 points N/A #115929

Trouble downloading file with FTP Client


Hi Kahtlyn,

Windows firewall may be blocking your connection. Opening Port 21 will not be sufficient enough to do the data transfer.

Try to configure your Windows firewall using the steps below to allow the connection:

1. Open port 21 on the firewall by doing the command

Netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="FTP (no SSL)" action=allow protocol=TCP dir=in localport=21.

2. Activate your firewall application filter for FTP access which will dynamically open all ports for data connection.

Netsh advfirewall set global StatefulFtp enable.

You can find additional information on the other windows firewall configuration you might need by going to this site


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