Monday, April 30, 2012

Using Apache Commons Net FTPClient on AWS EC2 instances

Just a quick note about using the FTPClient from an EC2 instance. You need to change to passive mode on the client. To do that, immediately after connecting to the remote FTP server but before logging in, invoke the enterLocalPassiveMode() method on the FTPClient instance. This had me confused for a while, which isn't difficult to do and seems to happen often.