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Anyone find a way to upload files through the internet?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by raelelectric, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. raelelectric

    raelelectric Network Guru Member

    I figured out how to download files on any pc with a web browser, but I would like to be able to upload files onto the server through the internet.

    Is this possible without modding the os?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

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  4. raelelectric

    raelelectric Network Guru Member

    Ok, I went there and found out.

    You have to flash the firmware to the 'unslung' modded firmware, and then enter a few commands. This will enable the FTP capabilities, up and download.


    I'll report back on how it went, if anyone is interested.

    I don't know why Linksys didn't enable this feature from the factory. It would be nice if I'm at work and want to transfer some large files, so I can work on them at home.
  5. Troglodyte

    Troglodyte Network Guru Member



    just wondering if you had any luck with this?

    I have gotten about as far as you, but with step 3 of the SetupFtpd HowTo guide where you are instructed to type "ipkg inetutils" results in the following error:

    ipkg: unkown sub-command inetutils
    So I have been unable to get past this...

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks :)
  6. Troglodyte

    Troglodyte Network Guru Member

    For those wondering... I finally got this to work about a week ago.

    It seems that there were a few mistakes in the wiki. So I updated it. And now everything works well.
  7. hgoor

    hgoor Network Guru Member

    Ahum: please enlighten us and share the solution? Either give us a link or put it up here maybe?
  8. Troglodyte

    Troglodyte Network Guru Member

    Of course... I would be glad to help. But raelelectric put up the link in an earlier post. Here it is: http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/SetupFtpd

    As you can see... me and another person edited the errors.

    Just let us know what specifically you are having trouble with if you need more help :)
  9. uncleshark

    uncleshark Network Guru Member

    please help.... ftp

    I have installed unslung to try to get ftp working. It is really important for me to be able to upload files to my network over the net.

    I have followed the instructions exactly on getting ftp to work but it just doesn't want to work...

    When i try to log onto my system using ftp I just get unable to establish connection.

    Is there an easy way to verify the ftp is working on me box?

    I am VERY new to linux and now have a large headache
  10. uncleshark

    uncleshark Network Guru Member

    Done that.... Now what

    I have taken a huge step forward and can now see my NSLU2 by ftp.. However.......

    I still have two issues... do not flame me for these two questions but I am so stuck.....

    1. I can see everything on my NSLU2... I mean everything.. Is there any way I can limit the view just to my HDD and not the flash on the NSLU2?

    2. The only way I can get to see the contents over the internet is by opening all me ports on the router... What ports do I need to open to get it working over the net?

    Many thanks
  11. Troglodyte

    Troglodyte Network Guru Member


    I do not know of a way to do that. I to would also like to restrict the view to just the Data Folders contained on the HD, but I do not know how to do this, or even if it is technically possible. If anyone knows how, please post here.

    For FTP you should only need to open TCP 20/21.

    Hope that helps.
  12. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I use a VPN to access my internal network. Once connected, I can access my NSLU2, shared as \\netfiles in "My Network Places" in Windows XP. I can copy files to/from it just like I was directly connected at home to my LAN, though slower (of course).

    I use sveasoft's Alchemy firmware on my WRT54GS which is acting as the PPTP VPN server. I forward TCP port 1723 to the WRT54GS through my SMC 2804WBRP-G. The SMC is also my print server. Here's a link to a ppt slide with my setup on it.



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