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Offline lstrip

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Ftp not working
« on: October 10, 2018, 05:38:10 AM »
Sometime within the last week all of my ftp clients, filezilla, weather display and gr3 radar have been unable to connect to my host fatcow. I have confirmed that my site is accessible outside my IP address using the same username and password that I have used for years. I have bypassed router and used a laptop hardwired to modem and still cannot connect. I have uninstalled/disabled  all firewalls. The errors I receive are 530 password error. Fatcow says my IP address was blocked but has been unblocked.
Anyone have any suggestions on resolving this before I change host?
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Larry
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Re: Ftp not working
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 07:06:29 AM »
they may have changed password
i.e you need to find out what the new password is

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Re: Ftp not working
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 06:59:15 PM »
server is accessible from outside my public ip address utilizing the same password/username that i have used for 6 years.

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Re: Ftp not working
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 07:21:55 PM »
maybe then they are blocking access from your IP

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Re: Ftp not working
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 07:27:57 PM »
that is what i am thinking. i have discussed this with fatcow several times but, they insist they have unblocked my ip address.
time for a new host!

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Re: Ftp not working
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 02:51:19 AM »
try doing a trace route to see where and if the connection is actually being denied.
I had the same issue with my old host.

« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 02:54:27 AM by blainec »

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Re: Ftp not working
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 01:46:44 PM »
Not necessarily time for a new host. I have been having a similar problem with MDDhosting for over a month now (lost track). They say it is due to repeated attempts to connect with the wrong password that resembles a DOS attack so my IP gets blocked. My website is still available, but I can not connect from my come computer or upload new data until the site is unblocked. MDDhosting says it will automatically unblock once the "attack" stops for a couple minutes or something like that, but since WD keeps trying to connect it never stops. I can log onto my billing account and manually unblock it, but the frequency has gone from occasional to every few hours.

I think this has something to do with the push to secure connections, but I just know enough to be dangerous.;

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Re: Ftp not working
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 02:57:03 PM »
I had the same FTP lockout problem with MDD a long time ago. After some argument I found they were correct :oops: I had a forgotten python script running on another PC that was continually trying to ftp upload using the credentials from my previous host  :roll: