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Command:    PWD
Response:   534 Fallback to [C]
Error:      Failed to retrieve directory listing
Response:   257 "/" is your current location

This is the error I am getting how to resolve it. Do I need to change any system settings. If I have, please let me know .

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Failed to retrieve directory listing

This is telling me a few things.

  • Either you don't have read access (also check SELinux for access to homedirs -- setsebool -P ftp_home_dir=1 will allow users to read their home directories)
  • Or you are in active mode and possibly a firewall is in your way.

Try switching to passive mode and try again. I'd also contact the server administrator if you can, they would know where you're going wrong.

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It seems like SSL/TLS issue, some servers who support SSL/TLS do not allow users to transfer encrypted data. (like LIST,RETR,STOR) and only secure command channel is allowed.

try using a non encrypted method.

if this fails, it may be a server firewall issue (but it doesn't seem to be the issue here as I guess there are more people connecting.)

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