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No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

Problem

No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

HRESULT error: 0x8007274d
Winsock error: WSAECONNREFUSED (10061)

Cause

It means that the host machine exists but it has no services listening on the specified port, or there is a firewall blocking the connection.

Solution

  • Ensure that the host name, port and protocol is correct
  • Unblock SmartFTP in the software firewall and antivirus product
  • Restart your router

Keywords
connection refused

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