04-09-2012 01:56 AM
I have been trying for the past couple of months to get FTP working with the Buzz player App on my ipad.
I have done the following
FTP enabled on MBL
Enabled port forwarding on my router (20-22)
MBL dashboard confirms port forwarding is enabled
The problem I have is that i have no idea what logon details i need to use - i have tried everything that i can think of :-)
The format that the Buzz player wants is
FTP://servername or IP address/sharename
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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04-10-2012 12:18 PM
Went to try this last night and realised that I had forgotton to advice that the Buzz player also has log on requirements e.g.
It wants the FTP:// details along with logon details ( you can either logon as a "Guest" or "Registered User"). therefore I'm assuming i don't need to put my username and password in the FTP:// address ??
04-10-2012 12:30 PM - edited 04-10-2012 12:33 PM
I don't have any experience with the Buzz player. I am guessing that the `Guest` option tries to sign-onto the FTP server as `Anonymous` byt the VSFTPD daemon has anonymouse sign-ons disabled. You need to create a user-name and password for the Buzz player and tell the Buzz player to use those credentials.
I have a Network camera. I've3 created a user and password on the MyBook Live and programmed the same credentials into the Network IP camera, so when the camera senses motion it saved an image to the MyBook Live.
Works very well indeed.
I could guess all you need to do is, if you want to point the Buzz player to the MyBook Live's `Public` folder to use...
But.... The Buzz player might not be able to resolve the Bonjour domain name resolving system and NetBIOS broadcasts so let's just assume your My BookLive to be at 192.168.0.45. The FTP path would be . . .
Does that lot above help?
04-11-2012 01:40 AM
I could hug you !!!
It worked with ftp://192.168.9.3/Public and then registered user logon of the admin user !!
I had tried this way before yet had used "mybooklivepublicip" rather than just "Public".
Thank you so much for your help as I've been playing with this for at least the last 2-3 months :-)
04-11-2012 02:04 AM
OK, so maybe I'm hugging you too soon :-)
I just called my girlfriend and had her try and logon and it didn't work, could this be because I'm trying it via my own home wireless??, if so I'm back to the drawing board :-(
04-11-2012 12:26 PM - edited 04-11-2012 12:47 PM
If you're trying to grant access to your girlfriend who is outside of your home network then you will need to configure your router to forward all FTP requests to your MyBook Live and I would really recommend A LOT to create another user name with it's own password to access your files and not use the `admin` login.
Granting your girlfriend access from outside your home network is down to correctly configuring your router. Also, if you do this I advise you to make sure your passwords a very difficult to guess or get by brute-force attack password guessing.
As you've got your Buzz player to access files and play them means that it is all working and any other connectivity issues will be with the router and whatever else will be trying to connect with your MyBook Live.
The FTP protocol is pretty set-in-stone and the VSFTP daemon that is used in the MyBook Live quite a lot of high flying corporations and companies use. It's quite a simple and reliable FTP service.
04-11-2012 11:10 PM
I have enabled port fowarding on my router for the MBL, so I'm assuming that first i need to direct the connection to my actual IP address ??
Would something like this work ?
FTP:// my pc's ip address/ my MBL ip address/ Public
04-12-2012 01:30 PM
Yes. On the router you would create a port forwarding rule that will forward port 20 TCP to 192.168.9.3. From the Internet your girlfriend would use your router's PUBLIC IP address and not the internal IP address.
The Router will see that a connection is being attempted on port 20 from somewhere on the Internet and it will forward that connection to port 20 of whatever is located on the LAN IP address 192.168.8.3.
The Public IP address may change frequently so you will need to use the Dynamic DNS service. You can use http://Dyn.com/ . Order the premium service but then as soon as it's ordered cancel the service before the trial period ends. Also, to make sure Dyn.com does not charge you by accident, remove your credit/debit card details from the Dyn.com account. This company allow you to keep one Dynamic DNS name for free.
You will need to install the DynDNS updater client downloadable from the Dyn.com web site which will update the domain name's public IP address when it changes. You may be able to get the router to do this, which is better.
This way you don't need to know the public IP address. Just the dynamic domain name you registered at Dyn.com which won't change. You router and/or the DynDNS client will tell Dyn.com the public IP address every time it changes.
04-12-2012 02:24 PM - edited 04-12-2012 02:24 PM
I would recommend taking a look at the BarracudaDrive WebDAV server for MBL and use WebDAV instead of FTP.
See the following for more info: