Filezilla - "failed to retrieve directory listing"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lazzer R1, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Lazzer R1 macrumors member

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    Andover, Hampshire, UK
    #1
    I can login to my ftp server (Hosted by Newnet i think), but i get the message:

    "failed to retrieve directory listing"

    Any ideas of where this problem might be occuring? I have never used FileZilla before so wondering if it is the app or the hosting server?
     
  2. zelet macrumors regular

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    #2
    Hey,

    I would seriously consider CyberDuck instead of Filezilla. Cyberduck is a much nicer Mac-like client. If it doesn't work in Cyberduck then it's probably something with your server.

    The "failed to retrieve directory listing" usually occurs because of a passive port problem either on the client or server end. Did you change anything with your router/firewall on either end?
     
  3. Lazzer R1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Zelet,

    I forced it to use Active mode and worked instantly.

    Thanks for the help. I'll check out CyberDuck as the FileZilla logo is ugly and is making my dock look messy. :)
     
  4. zelet macrumors regular

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    Glad I could help. Another great thing about CyberDuck is that it supports WebDav (HTTP/S) in the beta version.

    That was a huge plus for me but probably not for many other people.
     

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