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Thread: FTP Error Randomly Occurred - Help Please

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    FTP Error Randomly Occurred - Help Please

    Hi all,

    Having a complete nightmare with our FTP at the moment, it has been working fine until yesterday and we cant work out what the problem might be.

    When I attempted to connect to our website, we recieve the error message:

    An FTP Error has occured - cannot make connection to host.
    Dreamweaver cannot connect to the host "ftp.mywebsitedomain.com" This may be due to one or more of the following reasons:-

    A list of reasons - which I've checked for all, and still the error happens.

    I've tested the FTP on a seperate ftp service and it connects fine by the looks of it, could someone please offer me some advice as to what to do?

    Many Thanks

    Nick

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    I am also ignored that sort of errors.

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    What sort of server is it hosted on? Is everything else functioning normally?
    Assuming that it's some sort of managed server, have you contacted customer support?
    I tend not to use ftp myself - don't ask me why, I just don't really like it - so I'm not an expert, but as it stands it's a bit of a vague problem.
    Personally I'd probably try doing a port scan of the server with nmap to check that the target ftp port is actually open, although some people regard port scanning as an attack...

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