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Tech: What to do when you can’t connect to Filezilla FTP after update

I have to regularly backup websites for one of my gigs. For backing up content, I use Filezilla FTP to connect to the web server and then download the content from there to my laptop.

And like any other software tools, version upgrades are supposed to enhance user experience but more often than not, ended up as a pain in the ass. Note to developers, why fix a software when it’s not broken huh?? :P

So for those who are using Filezilla FTP and have encountered errors after version update similar to this:

Status: Resolving address of cgunx201
Status: Connecting to 172.29.13.201:21…
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message…
Status: Initializing TLS…
Error: GnuTLS error -15: An unexpected TLS packet was received.
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Waiting to retry…
Status: Resolving address of cgunx201
Status: Connecting to 172.29.13.201:21…
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message…
Response: 220 cgunx201 FTP server (Version 4.2 Mon Dec 3 12:04:40 CST 2012) ready.
Command: AUTH TLS
Response: 234 Using authentication type TLSv1
Status: Initializing TLS…
Error: GnuTLS error -15: An unexpected TLS packet was received.
Error: Could not connect to server

Here’s a fix that can solve the problem:

Start FileZilla.
On the File menu, click Site Manager.
Under Select Entry, click the site.
On the General tab, in the Encryption list box, select Only use plain FTP (insecure).
Click OK.


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Well, hope that resolves the problem for us users. There might be underlying security issues because of the chosen option FTP (insecure), guess there is a need for another update to fix this issue dear people working for Filezilla.

Related topics:
https://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34889
http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/39321/should-i-use-filezilla


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