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Can't seem to consistently ftp to my switches with Filezilla

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  • 1.  Can't seem to consistently ftp to my switches with Filezilla

    Posted 08-01-2019 21:34

    I've run the command 

    set system services ftp

    set system services ssh

    set system services telnet

    set system services web-management https

    {Generate a cert for https}

    set system services web-management https system-generated-certificate

    set system services ssh root-login allow

    commit

    Run request system reboot at now

     

    I can consistently connect with putty, I can conssistently connect with chrome or IE however filezilla seems hit or miss.   Sometimes rebooting the switch helps.   Sometimes closing and reopening filezilla helps.  ANy special settings in filezilla?   I ftp to things every day from many vendors - this is the first time I've hit a glitch with filezilla.

     

    My switches have the latest firmware and J-Web.



  • 2.  RE: Can't seem to consistently ftp to my switches with Filezilla
    Best Answer

     
    Posted 08-01-2019 21:50

    Hi Jimbo55,

     

    Did you check the port number once? Try manually changing it to 21/22 based on ftp or sftp.

    Also, you get to see a lot of hints as to why the connection to the specified host fails on the FileZilla screen.

    Go by analyzing them one by one!

     

    Kudos if that helps, mark "accept as solution" to help others find the answer instead of re-doing this. 🙂 

     



  • 3.  RE: Can't seem to consistently ftp to my switches with Filezilla

     
    Posted 08-02-2019 05:13

    Test with winscp and check if the issue is the same.

     

    You can also test with file copy from the switch and check if FTP has the same issues.

     

    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/reference/command-summary/file-copy.html

     

     



  • 4.  RE: Can't seem to consistently ftp to my switches with Filezilla

    Posted 08-02-2019 06:16

    Thanks for whatever reason I had to switch it to 22!



  • 5.  RE: Can't seem to consistently ftp to my switches with Filezilla

     
    Posted 08-02-2019 06:43

    Reason is that Junos only supports secure communication for transfers to Control Plane/RE, so only SFTP (port 22) and no plain FTP (port 21).  Or else scp is supported.

     

    All FTP is disabled by default as well.

     

    At least I believe my comment to be correct.