FTP Connection Closed by Remote Client

Posted on 2011-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have setup an ftp site on II56 (windows 2003 server) with correct permissions but whenever I try to connect I get the error:

Connection closed by remote host.

I have checked with my network team and they say this wouldn't go through the firewall so what could be causing this? Any help greatly appreciated.
Question by:Lico_w
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    Expert Comment

    In the properties of the ftp site you created, look to the "FTP site connections" box an make sure that it's set to a reasonable number (or set it to unlimited). A setting of 0 does not appear mean unlimited and effective blocks all connections producing the type of error you see.

    Accepted Solution

    This is set to unlimited currenty, also I have allowed anonymous access and by default Granted access to all computers.

    Author Comment

    Found out the answer....

    There is a services file in the hosts file location denying access to the ftp ports. I have now removed the entries and it works fine.

    Author Closing Comment

    Resolved by self

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