Connecting to a FTP server
I notice ftp (NOT ftp server) is not installed and I don't see it with opkg.
What do I need to install to be able to ftp to a remote ftp server?
@Jo-Kritzinger try the package wget.
# opkg update # opkg list | grep ftp git-http - 2.11.0-1 - Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. This package allows git push/fetch over http(s) and ftp(s) php7-mod-ftp - 7.1.1-1 - FTP shared module vsftpd - 3.0.3-1 - A fast and secure FTP server (no TLS) vsftpd-tls - 3.0.3-1 - A fast and secure FTP server (TLS) wget - 1.18-2 - Wget is a network utility to retrieve files from the Web using http and ftp, the two most widely used Internet protocols. It works non-interactively, so it will work in the background, after having logged off. The program supports recursive retrieval of web-authoring pages as well as ftp sites -- you can use wget to make mirrors of archives and home pages or to travel the Web like a WWW robot. This package is built with SSL support.
Shows the packages with ftp support.
@José-Luis-Cánovas Hi José. Thanks for your reply. I did notice those packages but, unless I misunderstand what they do, they are not really suitable. I don't want to start a version control system or a ftp server. The php module sounds interesting but I don't run PHP (yet...never know ). I have wget but my impression is that it is geared for pull data from the web. I need to upload from the omega to a web server.
However, I notice since the new firmware update (or perhaps since adding
src/gz reboot_packages http://downloads.lede-project.org/snapshots/packages/mipsel_24kc/packagesto /etc/opkg/distfeeds.conf thanks to @werecatf helping me in the #topic mjpg_streamer would like to capture stills on SD card#) I have access to more options and a few of them seems like it is exactly what I need:
atftp - 0.7.1-5 - TFTP client
openssh-sftp-client - 7.4p1-1 - OpenSSH SFTP client.
If I'm heading in the wrong direction, let me know, I appreciate all the help I can get.
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@Jo-Kritzinger There is lftp in the LEDE-repos, that might work for your needs.
@WereCatf Thank you, I did notice that one but, being a bit of a fish out of water with linux, it seemed a bit over my head for now. But, I will check it out again.
If you just try out your project, then "install" a full BusyBox in addition to wget, and so you could do the most basic ftp operations:
root@Omega-5BE1:~# ftpget BusyBox v1.26.2 (2017-01-10 16:07:35 UTC) multi-call binary. Usage: ftpget [OPTIONS] HOST [LOCAL_FILE] REMOTE_FILE Download a file via FTP -c,--continue Continue previous transfer -v,--verbose Verbose -u,--username USER Username -p,--password PASS Password -P,--port NUM Port root@Omega-5BE1:~# ftpput BusyBox v1.26.2 (2017-01-10 16:07:35 UTC) multi-call binary. Usage: ftpput [OPTIONS] HOST [REMOTE_FILE] LOCAL_FILE Upload a file to a FTP server -v,--verbose Verbose -u,--username USER Username -p,--password PASS Password -P,--port NUM Port
to fetch .listing and index.html files of a directory
wget --ftp-user=user --ftp-password=password ftp://ftp-server/ftp-directory/ --no-remove-listing
to fetch the full directory structure of the ftp server with .listing file(s)
wget --ftp-user=user --ftp-password=password ftp://ftp-server/ --no-remove-listing -r --spider
to download (get) a file
wget --ftp-user=user --ftp-password=password ftp://url/path/file.name
ftpget -u USER -p PASS HOST [LOCAL_FILE] REMOTE_FILE
to upload (put) a file
ftpput -u USER -p PASS HOST [REMOTE_FILE] LOCAL_FILE
mc(Midnight Commander) would be the most convenient solution for you.
Unfortunately LEDE's mc hasn't got ftp (Virtual File System) - probably someone should recompile it from source. :thinking:
@György-Farkas Thank you, great information!