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Disable the PASV mode

You need to Disable the PASV mode (passive mode) in the Cute FTP application if your ftp connection stop at a message 'Connecting data socket...' or if you get an error 'Failed to establish data socket'

To disable this option Under Cute FTP Please follow the instructions given below.

Any other FTP Client will also have similar parameters as explained.

Following are the steps.


  • Open Cute FTP application on your system.

  • In the Menu bar Click on Edit and click on Settings.

  • A new window will open.

  • Please Click on the '+' sign in front of 'Connections' so that the options under it gets listed.

  • Click on the third option i.e. 'Firewall'.

  • On the right bottom of the window you will find 'PASV' mode. Please unselect the option.

  • Click on Apply to save the settings and reconnect.

  • Below is given the screen shot of Ws FTP application.

  • See that the 'Passive Mode' is disabled(unselect this option).

  • Click on 'Save' and connect.

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