FTP won't transfer, common, but weird errors | Get ftp download limit

Common, but weird problems that can prevent you from downloading something:

1.) permission issue
2.) you are transferring a binary file as a text file
Here's where you can see the transfer mode:
TYPE I is binary

3.) speed issues
if the server adapter can't keep up you might lose packets and the transfer stops. Filezilla lets you set speed limits (under settings and transfers) in case:

4.) download limit aka the file is too big that you are trying to download/upload.
After you have logged in to your linux/unix server as your ftp user, type the following into the command prompt on your server:


this will tell you what your download limit is. (see http://ss64.com/bash/ulimit.html)

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