Getting FTP to work for AWS

If you are expecting┬áto get FTP to work with Alfresco installed on AWS, you’ll find you get an error when you try to connect with your FTP client (FileZilla, lftp, gftp, etc.):

Error:	Connection timed out
Error:	Failed to retrieve directory listing

This can be a bit befuddling. How to fix this? Try these settings in your alfresco-global.properties file:

### FTP ###
ftp.dataPortFrom=8101
ftp.dataPortTo=8199

Make sure of course that you add this range (8101-8199) in your E2’s security group — it’s really the same thing as opening a port range in a router or firewall. Restart Alfresco and connect with your ftp client. Voila! It works!