FTP connection error

  1. Describe the issue briefly

I am trying to connect to ftp server using following commands :

ftp 8081
Connected to
220 (vsFTPd 3.0.3)
Name ( 
Login failed.
ftp> ls
530 Please login with USER and PASS.
ftp: bind: Address already in use

I wasn’t allowed to enter, username and pass. The server directly took me to login failure
I have not modified anything in vsftpd.conf after setting up development environment for module 4.
I directly tried to connect to ftp, and got this failure.
I was able to connect to ftp in module 3, and have finished it successfully, unfortunately that vsftpd.conf was overwritten by module 4’s vsftpd.conf, which apparently doesn’t work

  1. How much time have you spent debugging this issue?
    (Please spend at least 15 minutes to resolve the issue on your own before posting a new topic here)
    30 min

  2. What is your hypothesis?
    Something to do with port availability. Not sure though

Same thing happened to me. You can use user user_name to login after connecting to the server. Then it asks for password successfully.


Hey, Please make sure that the username, hostname and password are entered correctly, this error usually occurs , if one of them is incorrect.