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FTP error – cPanel !

– When trying to FTP, do you face this error ?

Status: Resolving address of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com
Status: Connecting to xx.xx.xx.xx:21…

Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message… Response: 421 Too many connections (x) from this IP(x)

-As the logs indicate, the limit for connections from the IP you are trying to login has reached its maximum value.

– Increase this from the configuration file, the value ‘MaxClientsPerIP‘     ( pure-ftp ) or ‘MaxClientsPerHost‘ ( pro-ftpd )  and restart the service.

Alternatively, you can also terminate the existing connections from the IP, if they are not in use.

# netstat -plan | grep :21 | grep 'IP'
# kill -9 PID ( <- kill the corresponding process )