FTP to Hadoop on Azure with Filezilla – doesn’t work :(

As the title says, FTP to Hadoop on Azure with Filezilla – doesn’t work – which is possibly due to an FTP server configuration issue / Filezilla version compatibility problem called out here: http://trac.filezilla-project.org/ticket/7873. The solution proposed requires a FTP server config change which can’t be done on the Hadoop on Azure clusters as the user doesn’t have Administrative permissions.

However for reference should this get fixed, these are the settings you need for Filezilla in Site Manager:

  • Host: yourclustername.cloudapp.net
  • Port: 2226 (or 2227, 2228 now)
  • Protocol: FTP
  • Encryption: Require Implicit FTP over TLS
  • Logon Type: Normal
  • User: yourusername
  • Password: md5 hash of password (See step 11 here)

Also under Transfer Settings, opt for Passive transfer mode.

If anyone out there can get this working, please let me know so I can share the solution.

UPDATE: This functionality has now been disabled in HDInsight, see this thread from the MSDN Forum.

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