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I am trying to connect to FTP server using FileZilla. I get the following sequence of messages.

Status: Resolving address of <myhostname> 
Status: Connecting to <myhostip>:23...
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response:   ÿý%ÿûÿûÿý'ÿýÿý
Error:  Could not connect to server

However I am able to connect using FTP protocol in windows explorer. I need to copy a large file, it fails on windows and FileZilla is not working. Can anybody offer me any solution to the reason why I am getting such a garbled message?

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Did you specify port 23? Is that the port your FTP server is running on? Typically that is Telnet, not FTP. –  Alex Jun 6 '11 at 20:33
    
damn! so that is the issue. i must have given 21 –  Anirudh Goel Jul 5 '11 at 0:54
    
Yep! Please accept the answer below :) –  Alois Mahdal Jan 22 '12 at 0:15
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Port 21 is FTP in a default configuration, not 23.

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