How to set up Filezilla server

Posted on 2005-04-05
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
I have installed filezilla server. but not sure how to set it up.
I have a red icon on the bottom right server and when I right click on it  the error msg is
Failed to create listen socket on port 21

Any ideas?
Maybe if you can point me to the documentation on filezilla server- how to install it and set it up

Question by:mytilig
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    Expert Comment

    Here is a few basic setup guides --

    But it is fairly simple.  Port 21 is the standard FTP port.  You need to make sure that NONE of the following are blocking you using this port --
    1.  Cable or DSL ISP -- commonly DSL ISPs block port 21 because they don't want people using their DSL for data intensive operations, like file downloads
    2.  Your router or PC.  In the case of the router, go into its setup http: typically, and forward port 21 to the IP address of the system you are running filezilla on.  YOu will have to assign that system a static IP, and make sure in the network setup that you specifiy as the gateway address of the router.
    3.  Check the OS -- if linux, go into setup and open port 21 to bi-dir traffic.  If windows, do similar.

    Author Comment

    I was asking about filezilla server, not filezilla client.
    Above links talk about the client.
    Are'nt they very different tools?

    I am running it in windows2000 server. How can I check port21 for bi-dir traffic?
    Thank you.
    LVL 15

    Accepted Solution

    Do a "netstat -abn"
    Is port 21 taken by something? If so kill it.

    Be sure  you are running the latest version of filezilla server which is 0.9.6a

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