This is a FTP server which runs on a PalmOS device. You can use it together
with a FTP client on your desktop computer in order to transfer files to and
from your device.
I wrote this because I find using this transfer method much more
comfortable than other methods available on my LifeDrive --- it works on
WiFi and you can use it with your favorite FTP client (while the network
hotsync is too slow and is not versatile; other methods need a USB connection
and either take too much time or have a UI which does not suit me). And when
writing this program I had to transfer it there lots of times ;).
However, it is slower than USB connection, so for transferring large files
you should probably use DriveMode or whatever you like.
To start the server, you need to fill two fields shown on the screen ---
port is the port that the server will listen on (21 is default for FTP), and
user is the user who will be allowed to connect to the server (you need to
specify the same user name in your FTP client). Then, press any one of the
three buttons to run the server. You can stop the server by switching to
another application, or by pressing a button again.
Mini FTP Daemon is released under GNU Public License.
(Use at your own risk. Previous version sometimes mangled retrieved files, or caused the device into an endless loop
of resets, but I think these issues have been fixed ;-)
Current version: 0.91
0.91: Fixed crashing on device reset.
Hosted at Sourceforge.
project information and downloads
- Can serve only one client at a time.
- WiFi will shut down after some time, making the server not respond.
I don't know how to prevent this, and "accept" command returns the same
error code no matter what.
- Needs to wait half a second after each directory or file transferred
(because of lingering).
- I am not sure if all FTP codes sent are okay.
- Not secure (as FTP usually is, anyway).
- May react strangely if you do something strange on it, or if you
use too long paths and filenames.
If you like this program, or you have an idea to make it more useful (and maybe you want to implement it yourself),
please contact me at longuens *at* users.sourceforge.net.