FileZilla FTP Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity

FileZilla can give your connection timed out error as new version of FileZill forces TLS encryption over plain FTP connections. This is applicable even on the new sites created under Site Manager or any site configured previously. This can lead to an issue of Connection timed out after 20 second of inactivity due to security purpose.

Response: 421 Timeout – try typing a little faster next time
Error: GnuTLS error -110 in gnutls_record_recv: The TLS connection was non-properly terminated.
Status: Server did not properly shut down TLS connection
Error: Could not read from socket: ECONNABORTED – Connection aborted
Error: Disconnected from server

This issue can be resolved by resetting accounts to use plain, unencrypted FTP connections.

Just follow these easy steps to configure FileZilla’s ftp connection settings:

  1. Start FileZilla.
  2. On the File menu, click Site Manager.
  3. Under Select Entry, click the site.
  4. On the General tab, in the Encryption list box, select Only use plain FTP (insecure).
  5. Click OK.
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