[Answer ID: 15143]

LinkStation 400 - How to Configure FTP Server

Created 07/09/2013 08:04  |   Updated 08/12/2013 12:34

By default, the LinkStation's shares are only accessible by users connected to the same network or routers as the LinkStation.

The optional FTP server allows users outside the local network to access the LinkStation.

 

 

1.

In Advanced Settings, navigate to [File Sharing], then move the FTP switch to the position to enable FTP.

 

2.

Click to the right of "Folder Setup".

 

3.

Choose a folder to enable remote FTP access on.

 

4.

Select read-only or read & write for the shared folder's attribute, check "FTP" under "LAN Protocol Support", then click [OK].

 

 

 

 

Accessing the LinkStation with an FTP client

 

To access the LinkStation via FTP, configure your FTP client software with the following settings:

Hostname: IP address of the LinkStation

Username: The LinkStation's username

Password: The LinkStation's password

Port: 21

 

Shared folders connected by FTP are available from the "/mnt" directory. The default locations are:

For RAID 0 or RAID 1:

/mnt/array1/share

/mnt/usbdisk1

/mnt/usbdisk2

For JBOD:

/mnt/disk1/share

/mnt/disk2/share2

/mnt/disk3/share3

/mnt/disk4/share4

/mnt/usbdisk1

/mnt/usbdisk2

 

 

 

Accessing the LinkStation with Anonymous User:

 

To allow anonymous access to your FTP share, disable access restrictions.

 

To access the LinkStation via anonymous FTP, configure your FTP client software with the following settings:

Hostname: IP address of the LinkStation

Username: Anonymous

Password: Any character string

Port: 21



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