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Jan 19, 2013

NAS4Free and Secure FTP (SFT) accesss from iPhone

So, for the longest time I tried to get secure FTP working with iPhone and my home server (my problem was I was trying to use FTPS, instead of SFTP).  Using FileZilla I could always successfully connect using "require explicit FTP over TLS":

Based on this I figured it was an issue with the iPhone apps, I think it was error 425 (cannot build data connections).  Then I thought it was my Netgear WNR3500L, since I used DD-WRT on it, I figured maybe something was screwy - a draw back of bleeding edge geeky stuff, you question it.  Anyway, it was a port configuration issue by me.

I needed to open port 22, not 21.  I also had to connect using different settings SFTP.

As for iPhone client, I have tried a few; FTPOnTheGo, Files Connect, and Easy FTP.  Of them all I like FTPOnTheGo - I should probably look into the options again - considering iPad clients too.

Since I originally stater this investigation and setup, I treated myself to a new router Apple Extreme Base Station.  I might write a quick review on it actually...
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