I'm creating a website and uploading files onto that website with FireFtp. When I don't do anything on FireFtp for 120 seconds and then try to do something, I get the following error message:

421 Timeout (no operation for 120 seconds)

FireFtp disconnects from my account automatically after 120 seconds and I have to log in again. After a while, this gets quite annoying.

Why is this? Is there a way to keep it from happening?


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  1. Open FireFTP URL and press Shift+Alt+T (Alternatively click on Tools in its menu bar).
  2. Go to Options.
  3. Then to Connections.
  4. Below Connection Recovery you can set Network Timeout option to a value between 1 and 600. Your current value must be 120.

Also check if your Keep alive connection while idle option is checked.

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    My current value of Network timeout is 30 and the Keep alive connection while idle is checked. I tried to change the value of Network timeout from 30 to 600, but after 120 seconds, it still gives the error message "421 Timeout (no operation for 120 seconds)". Nov 22, 2016 at 19:46
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    Then I guess it is a limitation imposed by the server. Do you have access to the FTP server configuration files?
    – another
    Nov 22, 2016 at 20:06
  • Tecnically with these changes your configuration is correct. I am afraid that the limitation depends upon the FTP server.
    – another
    Nov 22, 2016 at 20:28

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