Re: [nslu2-general] How to set up NSLU2 as an FTP server?
- As of firmware version R63, Linksys includes a working FTP server. It's a
version of "bftpd" - googling that should get you a reference, should you
need more advanced documentation on bftpd itself (there is no documentation
on how Linksys configures it, unfortunately -- that would be a greatly wiki
I would recommend that you try to work with that built-in ftpd, and only
attempt the use of proftpd or vsftpd if all else fails -- those are very
good ftp servers, but they have proven very difficult to set up on the
I'm not sure what firmware to recommend. The native Linksys firmware is
easiest (of course), but is not very flexible. Unslung retains
compatibility with Linksys firmware. SlugOS (aka OpenSlug) offers a much
more standard Linux environment on the little devices. Perhaps if you could
outline the needs you have of the device for the science project we could
offer some more specific suggestions.
> I have a total newbie question. If I get an NSLU2, what do I need to
> do to make it work as an FTP server? I read Linksys's manual and the
> NSLU2 doesn't appear to have an FTP server built-in. Do I need to
> flash a new firmware onto it? Which firmware do people recommend? Or
> could I just install a Linux ftp server in it? Which ftp server do
> people recommend? I'm looking for the most straight-forward and stable
> solution. We need to make dozens of low-power ftp servers for a
> science project.