Why do my ftp downloads stall or error out?

In most cases, this is due to the fact that your FTP software is not properly setup in Passive Mode. When dealing with a server that has a firewall, the client will not accept requests forced on to it by the server. This is considered a breach. Instead, in Passive Mode the client will continuously ask for data and retrieve it.

In some cases, as with CuteFTP, Passive Mode must be unchecked and checked to work properly.

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