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Possible new feature - standalone ftp server?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by jtsoi, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. jtsoi

    jtsoi Network Guru Member

    Hi everyone!
    Im a new user, actually going to pick up my WRT54GL in 30 min...
    Anyway I was wondering if this feature already exists or is planed on any 3rd party firmware: (hopefully HyperWRT+thibor)

    The router has a ftp server, but would it be possible to connent it to network shares (samba). meaning: have ONE ftp server on the router sharing the network shares. That would eliminate the need to use a ftp server on every PC (i got 3 of them all running ftps) That way there would be only one server with access to all folders/shares. :cheer:
  2. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    correction: the router has a Tftp server, they aren't the same thing
  3. jtsoi

    jtsoi Network Guru Member

    Ok, still is it possible?
  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    jtsoi -

    Possible? Maybe. You may want to look more into projects like OpenWRT which offer this type of modularity. HyperWRT is designed to stay very close to the stock firmware.

    Plus, a Samba client and an FTP server, running on already constrained hardware? Gaah...

    I'd look into the WRTSL54GS. It already has an FTP server, from what I understand, for the NAS portion. Load up OpenWRT on that and you may be able to load up a Samba client to connect to other drives on the LAN.
  5. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    At the moment, I am thinking that simple SFTP server suffices for all needs.

    I use SftpDrive program on my Windows laptop. It makes an SFTP session look like a drive letter. Simple, lightweight, and ENCRYPTED! It's a cool program, and it "just works".

    Use it in-house. Use it outside too if you open up SSH port and are *SURE* you have set strong passwords. I know Tofu adds SSH does it also have the SFTP subsystem? That could solve problems for a lot of people.
  6. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    vincent: i don't think sftp is compiled in, but it shouldn't be a big deal to get it in there

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