Error message: Connection attempt failed with “EAI_NODATA – No address associated with nodename”.

The above error occured while using Filezilla (Ftp Client), it either means that you do not have an active internet connection, OR it means that you need to clear the private data because the connection to the server was lost while an active FTP connection was still present. Upon reconnection to the server (which is sometimes automatic) you will receive the EAI_NODATA error.

How to clear the Filezilla Private Data:

  1. Open Filezilla
  2. Click “Edit”->”Clear private data…”
  3. Make sure the first 2 checkboxes are selected (“Clear quickconnect history” and “Clear reconnect information”)
  4. Click “OK”
  5. Confirm with “OK” if you are already connected to an active FTP server session.
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7 Comments

Katie Keith · June 27, 2012 at 14:33

I recently had this problem and found a different fix, as the above didn’t work for me. Since I was working on a draft website, our WordPress web design client’s domain wasn’t yet linked to the hosting account. We managed to establish a connection in Filezilla when we entered the host’s IP address rather than the username.

Rajesh · August 16, 2011 at 20:28

It works for me.
Thanks dear

ftp · January 15, 2011 at 08:05

This didn’t help in my case. I did what’s said here (and on other sites) but the problem still remains.

Alice Buono · December 26, 2010 at 18:30

greetings, its mind blowing thought.. 😀

Max · August 13, 2010 at 14:55

I dont agree with the above. I am getting this error when connecting to one of my ftp site, yet all of the others are fine. Using filezilla and the same pc etc and trying within seconds of each other… cant be net connection.

    airgun_todd · August 19, 2010 at 11:24

    try this for an ftp client http://www.smartftp.com/

    Andrew · September 3, 2010 at 13:54

    @Max, I have editted the article to better correct the problem.

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