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FTP/Windows 7 Firewall - Filezilla Control Socket Error

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File Sharing SoftwareWindows Server 2008
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Hi -
I gave up on Windows FTP, am now attempting to get FileZilla server working.  Spent too many hours on this and would like some help with:
Error:      Connection timed out
Trace:      CFtpControlSocket::ResetOperation(2114)
Trace:      CControlSocket::ResetOperation(2114)
Error:      Could not connect to server

Checked out Google - says it's trying on active but it's set to passive.
Using Windows Firewall - added Filezilla entry  - settings: Allow the Connection,
All Programs, All Computers, Any Protocols (all ports), Scope - restricted to my remote IP (static), Advanced- Domain, Private, Public, No specific users.

FileZilla server log:
Closing all listening sockets
Creating listen socket on port 50000...
Listen socket port changed

FileZilla server settings:
Listen on 50000 to 50100 - rest defaults
No IP Bindings
No IP Filter
Passive - 50000 to 50100
Retrieve IP from  ????  Why did they suggest this?
Block incoming & outgoing server to server transfers
All else is defaults

FileZilla Client settings:
Settings: Passive, Allow Fallback
Use the Servers external IP Address
Active: Don't use external IP address on local connections
Active: Use ports: 50000 - 50100

Filezilla Test:
More Info:
Connecting to
Response: 220 FZ router and firewall tester ready
USER FileZilla
Response: 331 Give any password.
PASS 3.5.3
Response: 230 logged on.
Checking for correct external IP address
IP 99.999.99.999 (my IP hidden)
Response: 200 OK
PREP 50062
Response: 200 Using port 50062, data token 1073258773
PORT 99,999,99,999,195,142  - 9's are my external IP (hidden) why is it using these ports?  they change every time.
Connection lost
Connection closed

Thanks for any help -
David Johnson, CD
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