Connection was aborted...

Hello everyone,

Firstly let me mention how grateful i am for smartFTP, it's by far the best FTP client around.

Now onto my problem, i'm attempting to download more or less my whole site via FTP client. However, alf way through the download i get:

[17:49:15] An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.

Does anybody have an idea how to disable this from happening?

All help appreciated

Please post the complete log.

sure thing,

[17:46:20] SmartFTP v3.0.1016.10
[17:46:21] Resolving host name ""
[17:46:21] Connecting to Port: 21
[17:46:21] Connected to
[17:46:21] 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [TLS] ----------
[17:46:21] 220-You are user number 12 of 50 allowed.
[17:46:21] 220-Local time is now 11:46. Server port: 21.
[17:46:21] 220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
[17:46:21] 220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
[17:46:21] 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
[17:46:21] USER
[17:46:21] 331 User OK. Password required
[17:46:21] PASS (hidden)
[17:46:22] 230-User has group access to: deed100
[17:46:22] 230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
[17:46:22] SYST
[17:46:22] 215 UNIX Type: L8
[17:46:22] Detected Server Type: UNIX
[17:46:22] FEAT
[17:46:22] 211-Extensions supported:
[17:46:22] EPRT
[17:46:22] IDLE
[17:46:22] MDTM
[17:46:22] SIZE
[17:46:22] REST STREAM
[17:46:22] MLST type*;size*;sizd*;modify*;UNIX.mode*;UNIX.uid*;UNIX.gid*;unique*;
[17:46:23] MLSD
[17:46:23] ESTP
[17:46:23] PASV
[17:46:23] EPSV
[17:46:23] SPSV
[17:46:23] ESTA
[17:46:23] AUTH TLS
[17:46:23] PBSZ
[17:46:23] PROT
[17:46:23] 211 End.
[17:46:23] Detected Server Software: PureFTPd
[17:46:23] PWD
[17:46:23] 257 "/" is your current location
[17:46:23] TYPE A
[17:46:23] 200 TYPE is now ASCII
[17:46:23] PASV
[17:46:23] 227 Entering Passive Mode (67,228,162,200,227,251)
[17:46:23] Opening data connection to Port: 58363
[17:46:23] MLSD
[17:46:24] 150 Accepted data connection
[17:46:24] 2535 bytes transferred. (14.4 KB/s) (171 ms)
[17:46:24] 226-Options: -a -l
[17:46:24] 226 22 matches total
[17:46:28] The operation has been added to the Transfer Queue. Check the Transfer Queue for the status.
[17:46:54] NOOP
[17:46:54] 200 Zzz...
[17:47:24] NOOP
[17:47:24] 200 Zzz...
[17:47:55] NOOP
[17:47:55] 200 Zzz...
[17:48:25] NOOP
[17:49:15] An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.
[17:49:15] Server closed connection

Additional info:

I have 10 workers running. kbps/worker = 0.
Also, this is not a problem with my hosting, as i have tried with other websites i own on different hosts (lunarpages for example) and get th same thing. This also occurs on my Apple Laptop

I cannot see a problem in the log. The server disconnects the connection in the browser after a while which is okay.


Surely it's not supposed to half way through the download?

I understand the 15 minutes of inactivity, but half way through the download?

The log you are looking at doesn't have anything to do with your transfers. The connection the browser uses can be disconnected and your transfers are still processing. To check your transfers take a look at the items in the Transfer Queue (bottom window). I recommend you to take a look at the tutorials to learn more about the transfer queue:


i'm well aware about the transfer queue and what it's used for.

Im trying to download about 2MB worth of files, i can download about 4 or 5 and then the transfer queue will fill up with "Retry at: 18:26:09"...until eventually....

[18:25:36] An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.
[18:25:36] Server closed connection

Post the log from the transfer queue item.