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For troubleshooting Cute FTP connection problems, also refer to
http://kb.globalscape.com/article.aspx?id=10152.

The table below is provided so that you have some idea


whether you can solve the issue on your own (e.g., code
331=you need to provide a password) or you need to call your
ISP for assistance (e.g., code 426=you are unable to connect
to the remote server). These codes are not specific to CuteFTP,
but are used by most FTP servers/clients.

NOTE: The information below is only offered as a courtesy to


assist you in telling your Internet Service Provider what the
error is so that they can help solve your issue. For example, if
you get a code 426, the transfer was aborted and the
connection closed. The solution to this error is to "try logging
back in; contact your hosting provider to check if you need to

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increase your hosting account; try disabling the firewall on your


PC to see if that solves the problem. If not, contact your
hosting provider or ISP."

The list below contains standard FTP codes. Numbers outside


this list are proprietary to the Server or Client that you are
using.

Code Description Possible Solutions


100 Series The requested action was initiated;
expect another reply before proceeding
with a new command.
110 Restart marker reply. (Informational)
120 Service ready in nn (Informational)
minutes.
125 Data Connection (Informational)
already open, transfer
starting.
150 File status okay, about (Informational)
to open data
connection. FTP uses
two ports: 21 for
sending commands,
and 20 for sending
data. A status code of
150 indicates that the
server is about to
open a new connection
on port 20 to send
some data.
200 Series The requested action has been
successfully completed.
200 Command okay. (Informational)

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202 Command not (Informational)


implemented,
superfluous at this site.
211 System status, or (Informational)
system help reply.
212 Directory status. (Informational)
213 File status. (Informational)
214 Help message. (Informational)
215 NAME system type. (Informational)
(Where NAME is an
official system name
from the list in the
Assigned Numbers
document.)
220 Service ready for new (Informational)
user.
221 Service closing control (Informational)
connection. Logged
out if appropriate.
225 Data connection open; (Informational)
no transfer in progress.
226 Closing data (Informational)
connection. Requested
file action successful
(for example; file
transfer or file abort).
The command opens a
data connection on
port 20 to perform an
action, such as
transferring a file. This
action successfully
completes, and the
data connection is

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closed.
227 Entering Passive Mode. (Informational)
230 User logged in, (Informational)
proceed. This status
code appears after the
client sends the
correct password. It
indicates that the user
has successfully
logged on.
250 Requested file action (Informational)
okay, completed.
257 "PATHNAME" created. (Informational)

300 Series The command has been accepted, but the


requested action is on hold, pending
receipt of further information.
331 User name okay, need You see this status
password. code after the client
sends a user name,
regardless of whether
the user name that is
provided is a valid
account on the system.
332 Need account for login. Provide login credentials
350 Requested file action (Informational)
pending further
information.
400 Series The command was not accepted and the
requested action did not take place, but
the error condition is temporary and the
action may be requested again.

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421 Error 421 Service not Try logging in later.


available, closing
control connection.
Error 421 User limit
reached
Error 421 You are not
authorized to make
the connection
Error 421 Max
connections reached
Error 421 Max
connections exceeded
425 Cannot open data Change from PASV to
connection. PORT mode, check your
firewall settings, or try
to connect via HTTP.
426 Connection closed; Try logging back in;
transfer aborted. The contact your hosting
command opens a provider to check if you
data connection to need to increase your
perform an action, but hosting account; try
that action is canceled, disabling the firewall on
and the data your PC to see if that
connection is closed. solves the problem. If
not, contact your
hosting provider or ISP.
450 Requested file action Try again later.
not taken. File
unavailable (e.g., file
busy).
451 Requested action Ensure command and
aborted: local error in parameters were typed
processing. correctly.

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452 Requested action not Ask FTP administrator


taken. Insufficient to increase allotted
storage space in storage space, or
system. archive/delete remote
files.
500 Series The command was not accepted and the
requested action did not take place.
500 Syntax error, Try switching to passive
command mode.
unrecognized,
command line too long.
501 Syntax error in Verify your input; i.e.,
parameters or make sure there are no
arguments. erroneous characters,
spaces, etc.
502 Command not The server does not
implemented. support this command.
503 Bad sequence of Verify command
commands. sequence.
504 Command not Ensure entered
implemented for that parameters are correct.
parameter.
530 User not logged in. Ensure that you typed
the correct user name
and password
combination. Some
servers use this code
instead of 421 when
the user limit is reached
532 Need account for Logged in user does not
storing files. have permission to
store files on remote
server.

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550 Requested action not Verify that you are


taken. File attempting to connect
unavailable, not found, to the correct server/
not accessible location. The
administrator of the
remote server must
provide you with
permission to connect
via FTP.
552 Requested file action More disk space is
aborted. Exceeded needed. Archive files on
storage allocation. the remote server that
you no longer need.
553 Requested action not Change the file name
taken. File name not or delete spaces/special
allowed. characters in the file
name.
10,000 Common Winsock Error Codes (complete
series list of Winsock error codes)
10054 Connection reset by (Informational)
peer. The connection
was forcibly closed by
the remote host.
10060 Cannot connect to Try switching from
remote server PASV to PORT mode, or
(Generally a time-out try increasing the time-
error). out value.
10061 Cannot connect to Try switching the
remote server. The connection port.
connection is actively
refused by the server.

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10066 Directory not empty. If you want to remove


The server will not the directory, first
delete this directory archive or delete the
while there are files/ files in it.
folders in it.
10068 Too many users, Try logging in at
server is full. another time.

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by Anonymous posted Friday, March 23, 2007

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This is an excellent source for those that need to review some

commands quickly and have an idea of basic error codes. Thank

you, Shirley I. Diaz

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by Anonymous posted Thursday, March 22, 2007

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Great summary!

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by Anonymous posted Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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This is a very useful overview of the FTP process error codes.

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by Anonymous posted Wednesday, April 05, 2006

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Hi team, this article is really worth reading and it helps the new ftp

users alot to understand the working phenomenon of ftp servers

and its commands. but..along with reply codes, why dont u just try

to include some information to over come the error reply codes. I

hope, it will help the new users alot. thanks in advance, rajesh

talupuru, sr.s/w eng.

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