has anyone got experience of setting up ftp on bitanmi's amazon linux?
I have followed the instructions, configured both firewalls set up vsftpd, but am having no luck with connecting.
Any one have any idea what is going on?
By default FTP is not enabled for remote connections. If you want to use a FTP program like Filezilla or WinSCP you need to configure the connection through SSH (sFTP). It is necessary to specify your private key. You can find more info at http://wiki.bitnami.org/BitNami_Cloud_Hosting/Servers/Access_your_machine#Uploading_files
There is also a FTP running in the machine itself. This is used to download files from the applications. It is configured to listen only on 127.0.0.1. If you want to enable it, you have to open the 21 port in the Amazon firewall and remove the "listen_address" option from the /etc/vsftpd.conf file and restart it.