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  1. #61  
    LOL. I wonder how this compares for folks using Wi-Fi Media Sync. It's just $2 at the moment; I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's tried both solutions.
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  2. #62  
    The SFTP + WinSCP solution also provides more customizability and folder sync options: bi-directional sync, file/folder exclusions, auto-sync (i.e., watch for changes).

    You can even mount your Pre's SFTP connection as a drive in Windows Explorer, then use any synchronization software you want. However, I've only tested mounting with commercial software WebDrive or ExpanDrive; I haven't tested any free methods yet. WebDrive is expensive (Windows, 1 yr, is $60), but it has lots of advanced functions like File Caching, Folder Sync, etc. ExpanDrive is a little cheaper ($40), but only mounts the drive, nothing else.

    Has anyone tested a free way to mount an SFTP connection as a drive?
  3. #63  
    ZParticle, thank you for the excellent description on how to get sftp access! It's easy and it works!
  4. #64  
    I got this to work as well, but I did mix up some of the cp commands... was sleepy when I did it (I still am) -- there is no ".pub" in the id_rsa part of the cp.

    Anyway, it's all good now and I can access my Pre wirelessly!

    Thanks so much!

    I'll probably take a look at that WinSCP thing with the folder sync option too..

    Update: Here's what I found, looks good but haven't *yawn* tried: http://www.rbrowser.com/index.html

    Update 2: Apparently, it's only for Macs.

    Quick list of features:

    # Folder Synchronization: Local-to-Local and Local-to-Remote (any protocol) and Remote-to-Local.
    # Automatic detection protocol capabilities on the remote host - no need to know whether to use FTP, SFTP or SSH, just leave it on "Auto" and let RBrowser figure out the best protocol to use.
    # Definitely faster in all protocols and operations.
    # Protocol independent transfers - remote-to-remote transfers between any hosts.
    # Intelligent combining of ssh/sftp for optimal performance to get the best of the secure world - no longer have to decide which protocol is better for file operations or transfers.. RBrowser's intelligent sftp/ssh protocol layer picks the optimal tool for the job for you automagically.

    Remote Browser version 4 (RBrowser®) provides access to files on the local host as well as remote UNIX® systems with an easy-to-use graphical interface. RBrowser provides secure File transfers as well as Folder Sync that preserve HFS Metadata!

    Who is RBrowser for? Anybody who has accounts on remote UNIX systems of whatever flavor, or on any host that has an FTP server. Working on documents, managing files over the network can be fairly painful, especially for those who are not experts in the cryptic UNIX shell commands. If you work on remote systems or have to move files back and forth often, RBrowser can make your life a lot easier. RBrowser provides an easy way to manage and edit your HTML pages on the directly on the remote WEB host. RBrowser provides connectivity with FTP and SFTP. Maintain your web pages and sync the changes with a single click! Backup your important files using the Folder Sync Engine in RBrowser!

    * RBrowser is a full featured free graphic FTP-SFTP client. RBrowser allows the user to manage/browse files on the remote host with an easy-to-use graphic interface. File management includes move, copy, duplicate, compress, delete,set permissions, make links, etc...
    * Remote Editing, Folder Synchronization.
    * Entire file trees can be moved between local and remote host, or between remote hosts by simple drag & drop.
    * Remote-to-Remote File Transfers between any hosts, regardless of protocol
    * Run Any number of operations simultaneously.

    Why is RBrowser better than other SFTP clients? Here is what other SFTP clients do: simply connect to an SFTP server and use whatever is available under that protocol. However SFTP has serious limitations:

    * No metadata: SFTP is not Fork/Finder info aware
    * No Recursive commands: SFTP does everything file-by-file, which takes a long time if it operates on a big file system.
    * No Direct Remote-to-Remote transfer
    * Cannot reach hosts behind a firewall
    * Cannot copy files between folders on the remote host, so file management is problematic.
    * Cannot transfer files directly between two remote hosts.

    RBrowser combines all the secure tools available on both the local and the remote system. The SFTP, SSH , PAX , the Bourne Shell, and SCP clients are all part of OSX. Other UNIX systems do not have pax but have the rest. Each have their strong points and their limitations as well. SFTP is better for file transfers because unlike scp it can hold a continuous connection and create links. Ditto is used if both hosts are macs, so fork data is preserved during file transfers. SSH is used for file operations on the remote hosts, since SFTP has major limitations: for example it cannot make a copy of a file from on folder to another on the remote host! Also, SFTP does everything file-by-file, which takes a long time if it operates on a big file system. ssh, using a remote shell can do recursive file operations like rm, chmod very fast. Direct remote-to-remote operations require SCP. RBrowser automatically selects the best available tool for the job, so you do not even have to think about it!
    Update 3: AASync -- And here's something for Windows
    http://www.aasync.com/windows/index.html (will test later)
    -- scratch this, it ain't free for remote syncing. >.<

    Anyone?
    Last edited by Furuboru; 07/10/2010 at 10:48 PM.
  5. #65  
    Had some Pre problems today and had to reinstall FTP. I tried getting new RSA keys and get the following message thru Terminal or Linux command line in WOSQI.

    /opt/bin/ssh-keygen: error while loading shared libraries: /opt/lib/libz.so.1: file too short

    Any suggestions?
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  6.    #66  
    Quote Originally Posted by swieder View Post
    /opt/bin/ssh-keygen: error while loading shared libraries: /opt/lib/libz.so.1: file too short
    It sounds like one of the dependent packages didn't get correctly reinstalled. I would start by removing anything listed under Optware in Preware and then reinstalling. The "file too short" may indicate that particular file is corrupted or otherwise unreadable.
  7. #67  
    Quote Originally Posted by zParticle View Post
    It sounds like one of the dependent packages didn't get correctly reinstalled. I would start by removing anything listed under Optware in Preware and then reinstalling. The "file too short" may indicate that particular file is corrupted or otherwise unreadable.
    I removed/reinstalled the 6 apps under Optware. All is good. Wireless ftp is working again.

    Thanks,
    Pilot 5K->Palm IIIc->Tungsten T/T2->Treo 650/680 -> Pre+ (1.4.5 & Uberkernel)
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    #68  
    Quote Originally Posted by zParticle View Post
    Whew—after two days of forum diving and experimentation, I finally got FTP up and running over SSH. I'd like to share the wealth: all the steps you need, in one place, to gain FTP access to your Pre over Wi-Fi—no more swapping out USB cables!
    I followed your steps, really quite easy to follow, and was connected in less than 5 minutes. Thanks so much for your work in putting these instructions together!

    I don't know if it was mentioned in any of the thread, I did not put in a Port number when setting up the Pre on FileZilla and it worked. I did not see any mention of this in the first post.

    Also, for those like me, on Windows 7 64 bit, that cannot connect to the Pre via USB, I sent the SSH file created (id_rsa) to myself via email, which worked fine.

    Again, thanks for your work on this matter.
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  9. #69  
    So I was pointed to this thread when asking about wireless access to the USB partition of my slick new phone. I followed the walkthrough (very accessible btw) and in the last step, when I click connect I get this error:
    Code:
    Status:	Connecting to 128.219.245.248...
    Response:	fzSftp started
    Command:	keyfile "/Users/d5h/Desktop/PreFolder/openkey"
    Command:	open "root@128.219.245.248" 22
    Error:	Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available
    Error:	Could not connect to server
    Status:	Waiting to retry...
    Status:	Connecting to 128.219.245.248...
    Response:	fzSftp started
    Command:	keyfile "/Users/d5h/Desktop/PreFolder/openkey"
    Command:	open "root@128.219.245.248" 22
    Error:	Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available
    Error:	Could not connect to server
    OK, a quick search of this thread reveals I'm not the first to encounter this so I do as others have and repeated steps 3-5 and regenerated a key file. Double checked the ip address. Still got the same error. I restarted the phone. I restarted my computer. Repeated steps 3-5 yet again. Still the same errors.

    Any ideas?

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  10. #70  
    That doesn't appear to be a LAN IP address on your wireless network. Is it?
  11.    #71  
    Quote Originally Posted by Suava View Post
    Command: open "root@128.219.245.248" 22
    Error: Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available
    Error: Could not connect to server
    If this is really the IP address you're using, make sure it's the correct Wi-Fi address for your phone. Usually this will be a private IP in the range 192.168.x.x, 10.x.x.x, or 172.16(-31).x.x.

    You can check your phone's IP address by tapping on the name of the current Wi-Fi connection from the system menu or the Wi-Fi app, as referred to in the original post. You can also verify the phone's address is reachable by issuing a PING command from your workstation.
  12. #72  
    Yeah, you have the wrong port configured. If you setup SFTP on your Pre try using port 222 instead of 22.
  13.    #73  
    Port 22 should be correct, and is the default for SSH connections (you don't have to enter it manually).

    If the public IP means that you're trying to connect via EVDO, that is possible, but requires additional configuration (and is of course less secure).
  14. #74  
    Quote Originally Posted by zParticle View Post
    Port 22 should be correct, and is the default for SSH connections (you don't have to enter it manually).

    If the public IP means that you're trying to connect via EVDO, that is possible, but requires additional configuration (and is of course less secure).
    I'm at work (since my cable is at home plugged into my TS love that thing, I emailed the rsa_id file to myself). So my computer is hard wired (160.bla.bla.bla) and my phone is on the wifi network (128.whatever). Is that what's screwing me up? I did not enable EVDO sync b/c of the security concerns. I thought ssh could handle the devices being on separate routers?

    Thanks in advance!
  15. #75  
    If they're on different subnets or networks, then it won't work unless you use the public IP used by the router the Pre is on.
  16.    #76  
    Quote Originally Posted by Suava View Post
    So my computer is hard wired (160.bla.bla.bla) and my phone is on the wifi network (128.whatever). Is that what's screwing me up?
    Yup. They need to be on the same subnet, or at least on subnets that are routable to each other. Odds are your office isolates the Wi-Fi network so it can only be used for Internet access.

    You either need another Wi-Fi access point that's actually on your subnet (you could even connect one between your workstation and the wall) or use EVDO as a workaround.
  17. #77  
    Quote Originally Posted by Suava View Post
    I'm at work (since my cable is at home plugged into my TS love that thing, I emailed the rsa_id file to myself). So my computer is hard wired (160.bla.bla.bla) and my phone is on the wifi network (128.whatever).
    1. Which computer are trying to use to connect to the Pre (work or home)?
    2. I have only heard success stories when the computer and device are on the same network. Even after changing the config, I cannot get it to work over EVDO. VZN network carrier may have something to do with it (i.e. not allowing incoming connections).
  18. #78  
    Thanks for the info guys. Yes, the wired net is separate from the wireless net. So here's my attempt at a work-around.

    1) Enable internet sharing on my iMac.
    2) Routed my ethernet connection through my iMac's wifi and shared it (the it guys are probably suffering heart attacks)
    3) Connected my phone to that wireless network
    4) Checked the phone's ip addy 10.0.2.3
    5) updated Filezilla and tried again

    Code:
    Status:	Connecting to 10.0.2.3...
    Response:	fzSftp started
    Command:	keyfile "/Users/d5h/Desktop/PreFolder/openkey"
    Command:	open "root@10.0.2.3" 22
    Command:	Trust new Hostkey: Once
    Error:	Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available
    Error:	Could not connect to server
    Status:	Waiting to retry...
    Status:	Connecting to 10.0.2.3...
    Response:	fzSftp started
    Command:	keyfile "/Users/d5h/Desktop/PreFolder/openkey"
    Command:	open "root@10.0.2.3" 22
    Command:	Trust new Hostkey: Once
    Error:	Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available
    Error:	Could not connect to server
    Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong here?

    Also, I can share my internet through bluetooth (PAN) on my iMac. Can I connect to a PAN from the Pre? Every time I googled about connecting the pre to the internet through the mac, all I got was how to connect the mac to the internet through the phone.
  19.    #79  
    Quote Originally Posted by Suava View Post
    4) Checked the phone's ip addy 10.0.2.3
    Make sure you can PING this address from your Mac.

    Quote Originally Posted by Suava View Post
    Error: Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available
    This can indicate a problem with either the public or private SSH keys. If ping is working now, it may be worth going back to step 3 to try regenerating your keys. (Restart your Pre first.)
  20. #80  
    Then, probably a key-related problem. Try another client or delete keys and regenerate.
    I would also read more sources than just the instructions from this thread, below are some I used.
    Most useful: Application:OpenSSH - WebOS Internals
    Others:
    Setup SFTP - WebOS Internals
    OpenSSH Install - WebOS Internals
    Patch webOS Make USB Partition Writable via SFTP - WebOS Internals
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