Can't connect to FTP server

  • Posted March 12, 2014

Hello everyone.

I can’t connect to my FTP server installed on my droplet.

I’ve tried to use vsftpd and proftpd, but both results in the same problem: when i try to connect, it says to me “ftp: connect: Connection timed out”

Instead of this, when i connect at localhost (via ssh), the response is the following: Connected to localhost. 220 ProFTPD 1.3.4a Server (Debian) [::ffff:] Name (localhost:root): paulo 331 Password required for paulo Password: 230 User paulo logged in Remote system type is UNIX. Using binary mode to transfer files.

I use Ubuntu 12.04 server.

When I type “# ps ax | grep proftpd”, i get the following: 2663 ? Ss 0:00 proftpd: (accepting connections)
2944 pts/2 S+ 0:00 grep --color=auto proftpd

Any idea how I can solve this?


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I’m getting the same thing, only I am connecting via sftp. When using filezilla, it tries to connect, says it’s connected, but no remote files show up, and then it times out and tries to reconnect. I have connected to the server many many times using this method in the past. It’s only been since I resized my droplet using the quick resize that I’ve been having problems. Any help on this one? I’m really confused.

Hi, you must connect using the SFTP protocol. <br>To do this, put “sftp://” in front of your domain when you connect.