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How to setup and connect via FTP?
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[Solved] How to setup and connect via FTP?
Hi all.  I am having problems connecting to my account via a third party FTP application (WinSCP in this case).  Every time I try to do so, it fails.  Here is what I have tried, and the results:
  • When I try to connect on port 22, I encounter and 'Access Denied' error, and it asks for password.  But I am reasonably sure I am using the proper password.
  • When I change port to 8083, 'File protocol' automatically changes to WebDAV.  I'm not sure if this means I should connect over 'WebDAV' or FTP/SFTP.
  • If I connect over FTP through port 8083, it tries to connect, but eventually times out with the error:
Timeout detected. (control connection)
Connection failed.

  • If I connect over SFTP through port 8083, it tries to connect, but fails immediately with the error:
Server unexpectedly closed network connection.

More Info
  • I have already created an FTP user in Sentora.
  • I am using port 8083 because my Sentora tidessamui.com:8083.  But perhaps I am misunderstanding something about the port I need to use.
  • I looked through the post Community Guides & How-To's v1.0.x but couldn't see any FTP setup guide.  I then found a Youtube video (youtube-->watch?v=WNlsR-R1fZo), but my results did not match the results in the video.
I have plenty of experience with cpanel, but this is my first time using Sentora.  I am excited to finally get a chance to use something I've heard a lot about.

Thanks in advance.
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[Solved] RE: How to setup and connect via FTP?
The default port for FTP is port 21, try that...
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[Solved] RE: How to setup and connect via FTP?
Thanks for that. I gave it a shot though, but still can't connect. When I try via FTP, I encounter the same 'Access Denied' error. When I try via SFTP, it times out.

Doesn't the :8083 appended to my domain name indicate that I need to connect over port 8083? Or does that not apply in this case?
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[Solved] RE: How to setup and connect via FTP?
That is only for apache, not ftp. Also, you can't use SFTP if you do not have it setup properly, only FTP.
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[Solved] RE: How to setup and connect via FTP?
@TGates, thanks for the reply.  But I have some follow-up questions:
>> That is only for apache, not ftp.
What exactly are you referring to here?  The 8083-as-port-number trait that I mentioned?
>> Also, you can't use SFTP if you do not have it setup properly, only FTP.
OK gotcha.  So how do I setup FTP on my third party client to connect to my server?  I just tried to connect using FTP and port 22, but encountered an immediate error:

"No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
Connection failed."

Thoughts?

edit:  OK I have resolved this issue.  It was...user error :-) I was using the wrong username.  Once I specified the correct username, I was able to connect over FTP and port 21.
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[Solved] RE: How to setup and connect via FTP?
Ok, glad you got it sorted out!
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