To access your AOL FTP site using a FTP Client such as Core FTP LE, here are the steps and the settings that I used.
1. Login to AOL using your AOL Client software.
2. Host /IP / URL: members.aol.com
x PASV (this box checked)
_ SSSH/SFTP (this box unchecked)
They are shutting down AOL Hometown or members.aol.com on October 31, 2008. The use of a FTP client is the best method to change and/or retrieve your files off AOL.
Good luck! If you have any questions, please add a comment to my blog.