I have a file residing on a FTP site that I am trying to download. The FTP site is a secure site and requires a user name and password. The size of the file I am trying to download is 2.98GB. Part way through the transfer I get the error message:

Connection timed out 
File transfer failed after transferring 501,407,504 bytes in 693 seconds

I have tried it a few times and it seems to timeout at different spots. If I click through the folder structure it seems to keep it from timing out. Is there anything I can do to stop it from timing out when downloading larger files?


As far as my experience goes, the FileZilla can be configured to timeout the connection if inactive for xx seconds:

If no data is sent or received during an operation for longer than the specified time, the connection will be closed and FileZilla will try to reconnect.

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Usually a timeout during a large file transfer is due to server configurations where the user account is allowed to have an active login for a certain amount of time. If that time gets expired (common on very large files), the server kills the connection.

Aldo, fileZilla should re-establish the connection and resume the file transfer.

Check with your system administrator for that issue.

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