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I am using Windows command line to ftp a file. I was able to do it successfully one time, and every time since then doesn't work. I'm not sure what I changed.

After running the put file_name.txt command from within ftp I wait for ~ 3 minutes and I get the following error message:

425 Could not open data connection to port XXXXX: Connection timed out

The server does actually have the file but it is 0 bytes long.

I disabled firewall and I tried quote pasv after doing some searching around the web for this error.

Any advice?

ftp <myhost>.com
Connected to <myhost>.com.
220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ----------
220-You are user number 9 of 500 allowed.
220-Local time is now 12:30. Server port: 21.
220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
220 You will be disconnected after 3 minutes of inactivity.
User (<myhost>.com:(none)): <myusername>
331 User <myusername> OK. Password required
230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
ftp> cd ftpTest
250 OK. Current directory is /ftpTest
ftp> quote pasv
227 Entering Passive Mode (97,74,182,128,196,125)
ftp> put test.txt
200 PORT command successful
425 Could not open data connection to port 41084: Connection timed out

NOTE: I'm on Windows 8

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We need more information. What is the network structure like?--e.g., is simply a local a router <--> computer? – jhstuckey Jun 10 '13 at 22:27
godaddy shared hosting server --> small business with 1 router --> my computer w/ internal ip. – ajon Jun 11 '13 at 15:00

Check to make sure that your dont have a Firewall blocking you. Check out this Wiki Link and see if anything helps:

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I have verified the server isn't blocking it, and to the best of my knowledge I checked locally and there was no problem. I disabled McAfee, which also disables windows firewall. Plus I ran the batch as administrator. – ajon Jun 10 '13 at 21:27

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