How to Use a Proxy Server

Note: These instructions refer to using a generic proxy server. If you need to use a specific FTP proxy server, see Using an FTP Proxy.

FileZilla/FileZilla Pro can connect through the following types of proxy servers:

  • HTTP/1.1 using CONNECT
  • SOCKS 4
  • SOCKS 5

To configure FileZilla/FileZilla Pro to use a proxy server:

  1. In the main menu, click on Edit > Settings….
  2. Select Connection > Generic Proxy from the menu on the left.
  3. Select the type of proxy server.
  4. Enter the proxy address and, if needed, the port number.
    If the port number is not entered, standard proxy ports will be tried.
  5. Enter a user ID and password for the proxy server.
  6. Click on OK.

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