I’ve written before about the Filezilla project lead’s lack of people skills. Its getting to the point that I’d rather buy something than use this guys product for free.
I’ve been getting disconnected from FTP servers within seconds of concluding a download. I couldn’t find the keepalive settings in Filezilla, so I thought I’d check out the forum to learn how to do that and I found this thread, “Filezilla disconnects automatically please help.”
Here are some gems:
“FileZilla does not disconnect on its own. The server or some router or firewall disconnects you. This is not FileZilla’s fault.”
“Go ahead, prove me wrong. Show me which part of the code is causing the disconnects. Good luck finding what’s not there.”
“With seven nines reliability, I can assure you that the problem sits between chair and keyboard.”
It was worth it just to see this PARODY of the developer/site admin’s reply:
Filezilla is a totally flawless, dare I say bulletproof piece of software. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Filezilla.
You’re probably hallucinating. It’s ok though, I’m hallucinating too. I experience the same problem despite all my other FTP clients working fine on the same computer on the same network. We’re not alone, there are other threads with people claiming the same strange visions, Here’s one for example:
As soon as you start thinking that it might be Filezilla’s fault, shoot yourself in the face. I found shooting myself in the face to be far less painful than having a rational conversation with the developer.
Then there is this thread
“Guess I should spend more time in my ivory tower, happily coding away. Customer support makes me want to bash my head into the nearest wall.
I do not like to be accused to be wrong, I want to be proven to be wrong. One possible proof for a software problem is a patch.”
I’d like to believe the first part of that is tongue in cheek, but the second part seems to be impossible to explain except take it at face value.
“Do I have to start banning people? FILEZILLA DOES NOT ****ing DISCONNECT YOU, THE SERVER, SOME ROUTER OR FIREWALL DISCONNECTS FILEZILLA.”