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Old 10-06-2018, 09:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by AwesomeMachine View Post
Samba is OS agnostic. If you haven't used it before, there's a little learning curve. But it does exactly what you want, which is to share files. You just set up the server on the PC, and scan the lan from a file manager on the Android phone. The phone should just find the samba share.
Really??! O= I always thought that Samba was born and was natural to uindoze

I am almost finishing my "ftp setup"... but maybe I throw it out for samba
 
Old 10-07-2018, 07:26 PM   #17
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My progress

Parts of what I found for the mobile side of this story was making it an FTP server. Since this looks more complicated, I took the other path: make my computer be an FTP server for LAN only.

I discovered that my Debian already has vsftpd installed. Great. Then I found a page that is much easier than I imagined:

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How to setup FTP Server on Debian 9

[...] # Long intro, only a few parts of it matter:

[...] By installing FTP Server, we can easily upload and download files from the server vice versa. Client will need a special FTP Client in order to communicate with the server. [...]

[...] install FTP Server on Debian 9 using vsftpd package [...]

Steps to install FTP Server on Debian 9

We are going to take the following actions:
1 Update Debain
2 Install vsftpd
3 Configure vsftpd

[...]

3 Configure vsftpd

Now, we need to secure FTP Server via vsftpd.conf file. We need to edit some sections such as disable anonymous user access and to allow local user to use FTP Server.

Edit the configuration file

nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

[...] # note that I do not mind annonymous access, since I want to limit the access to LAN machines only. Good?

To disable anonymous access, find and change to NO on the following line:

anonymous_enable=NO [...] # I left this option as YES

Allow local user

local_enable=YES

Enable uploading feature

write_enable=YES

Now close and save the file. Finally, restart the service

systemctl restart vsftpd

Thatís it, our Linux FTP Server is ready. Now we can connect to this FTP Server using various FTP Clients such as FileZilla.
My simplified /etc/vsftpd.conf is:

Code:
listen=YES
listen_ipv6=YES
anonymous_enable=YES
local_enable=YES
write_enable=YES
dirmessage_enable=YES
use_localtime=YES
xferlog_enable=YES
connect_from_port_20=YES
chroot_local_user=YES
secure_chroot_dir=/var/run/vsftpd/empty
pam_service_name=vsftpd
rsa_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
rsa_private_key_file=/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
ssl_enable=NO
But after doing (as root, of course) a vsftpd restart I cannot connect from the computer to itself using FTP (Caja, Mate's file manager does that, I can show details to you, if needed).

And this way it shares the root folder to FTP! I want to choose which folder is shared! Preferably a chosen computer folder as the FTP root, impossible to be [..]'ed.

Since it did not work, I undid the changes and restarted the daemon again.

Last edited by dedec0; 10-07-2018 at 07:29 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2018, 05:05 AM   #18
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Wow! It all looks very complicated with Samba shares and Apache web servers to transfer files from a phone.

I've installed WiFi File Transfer Pro on my Android phone. Both the phone and your computer should be connected to your router, wired or WiFi. You start the App which runs a file server on the phone and can be accessed by your web browser. (Point it at the browser at the IP displayed by the App on the phone)
You can now select files on either the phone or computer and transfer them back and forth to your heart's content.

WiFi Transfer Pro costs less than a quid, the free one can't transfer files of any real size but is fine for checking out the process.

Hope that helps!

Play Bonny!

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Old 10-08-2018, 05:19 AM   #19
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Wow! It all looks very complicated with Samba shares and Apache web servers to transfer files from a phone. :(
I (yet) did not try the Samba path. This is because FTP is older, and should (I think) be easierly installed.

For FTP, I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I appreciate some help with that. My previous post is detailed, but it is not that I looked and chosed each detail (for example) the vsftpd.conf file. The changes I have were told here.

For the rest of your post, Soadyheid, I thank you for your attention and suggestion. But it is not the kind of setup I want because (1) it is not open source and (2) it is not free. Yes, it is cheap, you said. I still keep my arguments.
 
  


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