If you are expecting to 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!