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Old 01-24-2020, 06:00 AM   #1
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cURL is not supporting FTP

Hello,

I´m just trying to use my Kindle PW as a Pictureframe. Nearly everything is running well but I have issues sending a log file to my FTP server. It seems cURL is not supporting FTP on my Paperwhite.

is there any way to update cURL. Installed version is 7.33.

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Hello,

I´m just trying to use my Kindle PW as a Pictureframe. Nearly everything is running well but I have issues sending a log file to my FTP server. It seems cURL is not supporting FTP on my Paperwhite.

is there any way to update cURL. Installed version is 7.33.

Cheers,
Mario
More likely, you haven't setup the Kindle (Linux) firewall for ftp service.
https://serverfault.com/questions/38...-with-iptables


Although not intended for your purpose, my BBB (Block Big Brother) script will show you the details of adding/changing the Kindle's firewall rules using USB visible rules.
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(Recent) USBNet bundles a full-featured cURL build. It's not symlinked (probably because the Kindle already ships one, I didn't even remember that ), but it's in /mnt/us/usbnet/bin (and should have HTTPS support out of the box, too).

Sidebar: I'm not a fan of FTP . You could go with SCP/SFTP, or rsync, or, hell, hide it all behind an sshfs mount .
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Hello NiLuJe,

I think this could solve the issue but I dont know how to change the symlink. I tried to do the „ln“ but it didn‘t work. Can you give me a hint? The existing curl allready installed on the kindle is placed in /usr/bin/ the one you are talking about is in the /mnt/us/usbnet/bin/ folder. „whereis curl“ always points to /usr/bin/.

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Hello NiLuJe,

I think this could solve the issue but I dont know how to change the symlink. I tried to do the „ln“ but it didn‘t work. Can you give me a hint? The existing curl allready installed on the kindle is placed in /usr/bin/ the one you are talking about is in the /mnt/us/usbnet/bin/ folder. „whereis curl“ always points to /usr/bin/.

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You should still be able to call the version NiLuJe is referring to by entering the fully qualified file name when you invoke it,ie:

/mnt/us/usbnet/bin/curl {arguments go here}

Does that help?

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You should still be able to call the version NiLuJe is referring to by entering the fully qualified file name when you invoke it,ie:

/mnt/us/usbnet/bin/curl {arguments go here}

Does that help?

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Hello Dave,

thanks a lot, thats it. Pointing to the „new“ cURL works perfekt.
I have still issues using ftps together with Fritz!Box instrad of ftp. FTP is running well. Maybe I will figure out whats the problem.

Thank you all for the usefull hints,
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FTPS is a deprecated, barely (if even that) standardized aberration. Just don't, please. .
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FTPS is a deprecated, barely (if even that) standardized aberration. Just don't, please. .
Thats true but unfotunately the Fritz!Box router only supports ftp/ftps for interaction with internal storage area.

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