FileZilla is great open source ftp software.  Everyone using it likes its design and user friendly interface. However, it lacks multiple ftp session features. This is very required feature for the users who want to connect to multiple ftp sites at the same time without disconnecting current session.  I hope multiple ftp session will be added in upcoming releases.  I personally use multiple instances of FileZilla when i want to connect with more then two website at the same time.  You can also use this until we get this feature added in FileZill future releases.

Lets come to disconnect problem. The problem is big pain for the user who don’t want to away from FileZilla.  Here is the work around i did to overcome this issue.

  • Go to FileZill Settings  (Edit – > Settings)
  • Select Connection From Left Panel
  • Check  “Send FTP Keep Alive Commands” Check Box
  • Again Select Transfers From Left Panel
  • Set Timeout to Zero(0) Seconds

Written by Bala Krishna

Bala Krishna is web developer and occasional blogger from Bhopal, MP, India. He like to share idea, issue he face while working with the code.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Altis Lo (Beaulife)

    Now I only realize that this is a bug from Filezilla, and the fix is just few clicks… All the while I thought that disconnection problems were caused by my broadband service. Thanks!

  2. Ome Ko

    Took me two hours to get this timeout issue solved… What moron sets a default auto disconnect value of 20 seconds in an FTP-client???