FTP ERROR 425: NO DATA CONNECTION




FTP ERROR 425: NO DATA CONNECTION

I ran into this issue today while trying to download drivers to windows 7 on a computer. It was for a mad catz accessory. I first thought I had a closed port but that was not the case.

I discovered the issue when I installed filezilla client. I then accessed the ftp.saitek.com website and got the error 425. It was not an ftp port but a handshake command that had failed. (to be exact an ftp server return code)

When in doubt isolate to another program. I then went into filezilla ftp client and set enabled active server connection in the settings and enabled allow for fallback to active mode. Once this was done. I connected anonymously to port 21. The next step was to search for the driver. Here is the thing. For some reason native ftp access and browser ftp access was blocked even after I disabbled the firewall and opened ports 21 and disabled the antivirus. Later I learned a possible work around…

Active mode ftp is configured from the Control Panel — Internet Options in particular. Go to the Advanced tab and scroll down until you find a checkbox labeled “Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility)”. Uncheck it.

FOR REFERENCE HERE IS THE FTP SERVER RETURN CODES

The ftp server return codes are the codes ftp server returns for different situations. This is like the messages that copiers return when there is an error. The only difference is that codes are returned if things work as well as when things go wrong…

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