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How do I fix the FTP 530 error?

Published on April 11th, 2022

FTP 530 is an error code that is typically caused by incorrect login credentials. This can happen if the user entered the wrong username or password, or if the FTP server is not configured correctly. This error can also be caused by a firewall or anti-virus software that is blocking the connection.

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1. Check the login credentials

  1. Open your ftp client software.
  2. Type in the ftp server's hostname or IP address.
  3. Type in the ftp user name and password.
  4. If you are prompted for a proxy server, enter the proxy server information.
  5. If you are prompted for a username anonymous login, enter the anonymous username and password.
  6. If you are prompted for a directory, enter the directory you want to access.
  7. If you are prompted for a file, enter the file you want to access.
  8. If you are prompted for a password, enter the password.
  9. If you are prompted for a directory listing, enter the directory listing.
  10. If you are prompted for a file listing, enter the file listing.
  11. If you are prompted for a quit message, type in a quit message and press ENTER.

2. Ensure that the ftp server is running

  1. Verify that the ftp server is running.
  2. Check the system clock.
  3. Verify that the ftp server is connected to the network.
  4. Verify that the ftp server has the correct permissions.
  5. Verify that the ftp server has the correct software.
  6. Verify that the ftp server is configured correctly.
  7. Verify that the ftp server is using the correct port.
  8. Verify that the ftp server is using the correct user account.
  9. Verify that the ftp server is using the correct password.
  10. Verify that the ftp server is using the correct FTP protocol.

3. Check the firewall settings

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on the System and Security category.
  3. Click on the Firewall Settings button.
  4. In the Firewall Settings window, click on the Rules button.
  5. In the Rules window, click on the ftp530 rule.
  6. In the ftp530 rule window, make sure that the Enable checkbox is checked.
  7. Make sure that the Port is set to 530.
  8. Make sure that the Protocol is set to TCP.
  9. Make sure that the Action is set to Allow.
  10. Click on the OK button.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Disable SELinux.
  2. Try connecting from a different machine.