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andftp! another punch at iphone?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by drwits, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. drwits

    drwits Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ran into a small problem yesterday when i needed to send a 60mb mp3 (a whole set of music) to some people. obviously it's too large to send with email... found a great ftp program in the market called AndFTP... and yes it's free! uploaded the 60mb file with an avg speed of 60kb/sec!

    looked into whether or not the iphone can do this... looks like you have to spend $10 for a decent ftp program if you're an iphone user. somebody mind looking further into this? so i can throw another punch when i'm arguing with my fanboy friends.

  2. phwaap

    phwaap Member

    andftp is pretty tight. When I connect to my server at home via wifi I get 10MB/s xfers. Sure makes getting music and vids easy.
  3. Tymanthius

    Tymanthius Well-Known Member

    What server and server OS are y'all using? I'm having issues with And when I'm not home. Proftpd seems to want to reply with my internal IP and And can't work with that.
  4. phwaap

    phwaap Member

    I run Pure-FTPd on FreeBSD.
  5. Tymanthius

    Tymanthius Well-Known Member

    Mine works fine at home. Have you tried via your external IP
  6. phwaap

    phwaap Member

    Mine works fine from work wifi or through 3g.
  7. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    Wow awesome find! I guess i gotta relearn how to implement and use FTP servers. Ill try out phwaaps suggestion about pureftpd on freebsdm but if there are other suggestions or a friendly newbie guide please let me know. thanks!
  8. Tymanthius

    Tymanthius Well-Known Member

    I actually fuond Proftp to be easier to set up, once I started reading. But I did have to add a line to get it working right from external IP's

    It was this:

    MasqueradeAddress <My DNS>
  9. krichek

    krichek Android Enthusiast

    Sorry but the Wifi on the phone is not capable of 10MB transfers. Perhaps you meant 10Mb?
  10. scutzi128

    scutzi128 Newbie

    I use filezilla and it works great on wifi or 3g. I love being able to get my files from anywhere.
  11. squirrellydw

    squirrellydw Member

    what are you going to say, they both do it, and yes there are free ftp apps for the iphone. There are still more and better apps out there for the iphone, and should be it has been around longer. In two years or so when the android OS matures more, then apple will have a real competitor on there hands.

    I really hate when people argue that one phone is better than another, it all comes down to what you like. I could say the Motorola RAZR is the best phone and it might be true if it does what I want.
  12. phwaap

    phwaap Member

    Yes, thank you, you are correct.
  13. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    I downloaded the app, but have not had a chance/reason to use it yet.
  14. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    Need some help regardin ftp server....I dled the filezilla server client and want to set up an internal server on my wireless LAN. However, I'm not sure how to connect from the andftp client on android? What server ip address do I type in? I've read that the default server ip is not right. any tips? thanks
  15. dragonriot

    dragonriot Newbie is the local "loopback" IP address of every computer. It is used for testing, and when you ping it or try to trace to it, you're actually pinging yourself.

    If you're setting up a server on your home wifi network, you should open a command prompt on your computer that will be serving the FTPd, and type "ipconfig"... the Wireless IPv4 address is the one you're looking for to connect to. Put that into your phone, and make sure if you have a router with a built in firewall that you open the correct port to the server machine.
  16. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    it craps me up ho some find whatever they can find to get at the iphone..lol. just respect both phones for what they are
  17. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    So i'm guessing that's the 192 address of my machine on my LAN. Well in that case, would I connect on the default port of 21? I also noticed the server settings listing a listen in port of 14147, should be connecting at that one? Anyways, I'm pretty sure there is no firewall that I configured for the router. I'll play around more with this later today.
  18. johflo88

    johflo88 Well-Known Member

    here is good line for you which I guaranteed that you stopped the fanboys on their tracks. " I bet you can't change your battery?" :rolleyes:
  19. manilaboy1vic

    manilaboy1vic Lurker

    i have freebsd and pure, i cannot login via 3g.. are you running pure as a standalone??

    i tried to enable passive on pure via inetd.conf but still no luck... :mad:

    my logs see me login but ANDftp does not list the ftp DIR :mad:
  20. dragonriot

    dragonriot Newbie

    If you're only transfering on WiFi, then yes... if you plan on transfering while NOT on your own home network, then you need to go to whatsmyip.org on your computer that is running the FTP server, and open the proper ports on your router/modem so you can access it through the internet.

    Otherwise, you've got it right. I think.

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