In these days I'm striving trying to set a proper ftp connection with my Amazon Instance, aimed for Drupal 7.
It mounts a Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it's a Micro Instance.
I tried a lot of vsftpd guides, testing several different configurations on the vftpd.conf file. Nothing seems to matter. I tried to configure an user with the documentation I've found on the official Ubuntu forum at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2076620
Nothing. When I state the user and pass I've setted, Drupal refuses the connection straight away; it doesn't even seems to try it out. Filezilla attempts a connection instead, but it runs out of time and it stops sending requests; I don't think it's a matter of timeout_settings thou, I believe there might be something wrong with the ftp itself.
I believed I could have misconfigured some setting on the machine, so I tried running another instance. FTP seems not to work properly on this kind of system. I wonder if that is because of the encrypted key it needs in order to establish a connection.
I've also read quite a lot of documentation about FTP, and I believe this guide is well worthy for everyone who has just approached the server side of life, like me :)
What do you think I am not considering in my settings?