Topic "Did-not-respond vs time-out issue"

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I'm trying to connect to a particularly-slow FTP server.
- Initially I got "Timeout detected. Connection failed." messages after 15seconds.
- I changed the "Server Response Timeout" from 15sec to 60sec...
- ...and now (after 21sec) I get "A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond. Connection failed."

I've tried a few other FTP clients - some give similar results to WinSCP but others successfully connect after about a minute.

Any suggestions?
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Please attach a full log file showing the problem (using the latest version of WinSCP). Please also post a log from client that can connect.

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Martin Prikryl


Hi prikryl,
Thanks for your response. Fortunately my provider was able to resolve the issue causing very slow server response times. Unfortunately however this makes it impossible for me to troubleshoot and get to the bottom of the winscp timeout issue now.
Regards, Michael

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