Droid to Droid specialized FTP

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  1. applesauce

    applesauce New Member

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    Both my friend and I just got droids. I want to find a way to push large files back and forth between our phones when we are not standing in the same room. There might be a way to have an ftp server on one phone and a client on the other, but I was hoping maybe there is an android app that lets you share files to those you trust. If I have a file I want him to try or the other way around I can pass it to him

    If it doesnt exist it might be a good idea. Email is only so useful and has file limits, so if I can use my data plan to send files that would be great.
     
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    If you want to do FTP, SwiFTP for the server side, DroidFTP for the client.

    Could try RemoteFile and any browser for non-FTP. It's a new app and I haven't used it. Allows you to offer any file via HTTP access, but seems to require wifi.
     
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    trouble seeing excel file

    Downloaded Excel files via usb from pc. Using app " Documents To Go". Can view the first two files just fine. Can't view the third. Where did it go? I can view all three on pc from sd card.
     
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    with out a server though

    I was trying to find a solution that didnt require a stand alone server. I wanted something to send files between two verizon droid phones both with unlimited data plans. Since I havent found anything yet, I have gotten a network nas drive.

    I wanted to take verizon up on their claim of a phone that goes to all the far reaches of the internet but so far no hulu and no tv shows from abc, nbc and other channels. Until then i have to do the next best thing, keep videos on my network storage drive and download then when I need them. I finally got the online ftp function of a newer version western digital mybook world edition. I cant seem to get downloads faster then 100-120 kbps. Has anyone else seen a limit on ftp file transfers for verizon or atts networks.

    I will get a chance to try accessing the ftp from another computer at another house, but until then I dont get why its so slow of a speed.
     
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    ? He's not talking about having a stand alone server. You run the ftp server software on one droid and the client on the other droid.
     
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    This may work

    This may work for you:

    TwonkyMedia Goes Mobile with Android Launch at CES:

    TwonkyMedia Goes Mobile with Android Launch at CES | Business Wire

    It's free. It will make each phone a DLNA media server. You'll both need to be connected to the same wireless network. You can access the phones from your browser by entering the URL: http://<IP_of_your_phone>:9000. This will give you a web interface to the phone in which you can adjust settings as well as access your media.

    You will have to play around with it. I have only connected from another PC or DLNA client (PS3, WD TV Live), not phone-to-phone. I'm also not sure if you can access anything other than media of pics, videos and music.

    Worth a try.

    Update: I just tried to access my own phone with the TwonkServer running using Dolphin brower (simulating phone-to-phone). I am able to see and play my media and download/transfer pics, music and video. The only issue is that the setup will only allow you to see media types of photos, music and video....not any other type of document.
     
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    No i agree there are plenty of things to do while you are on a wifi network. You can control a pc, you can actually have an ftp server on the phone. But at that point you can just plug them into the pc or swap memory cards as well.

    I live an hour away from my friend and I want to be able to share files between us (only over 3g)

    As far as I know there is no ftp server for android that actually works on verizon wireless, over 3g. I can use a client and connect to other ftps on the web but I cant host one for some reason. It must be verizon's firewall. I don't think you'll find anyone with a working ftp server that isn't wifi.
     
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    I think FTPserver will do this. Check the android market. I use this to push files from the desktop to the Droid (see the thread on this) over wifi but there is a setting to allow this over 3G as well. The problem is that the IP is dynamic over 3G although there is a way to work around this as well using dynamic DNS.
     
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    I use FTP Server and AndFTP (client). I use Filezilla on my PC and AndFTP works well with it.

    For transfers between my two Droids, I use Bluetooth File Transfer. Took some effort to get them working together, but have patience and it will work.
     
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    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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    Hulu and such sites are not an issue with the network, but the phone's software. Once Flash 10.1 releases you'll have all sites like Hulu working :)
     
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    I can connect to my Droid from my computer using FileZilla client STRICTLY over 3G. I use the "public" IP address that comes up at the top of the FTPServer. I know what you are thinking and YES, my wireless is off *and* I told FTPServer to only accept connections via 3G.

    This tells me that Verizon is not blocking incoming ports. I tried both port 2002 and 1024 just for testing. Outgoing ports is not blocked either as I can ftp out using the Estrong File Explorer.

    I can see no reason why two Droids could not use ftp via Verizon's 3G.
     
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    I tried that as well, maybe there was a setting issue. I will try it again. I believe I even emailed the creator of that ftpserver and he said it was being blocked.

    I will try it one more time. Any chance you can see what setting you might have had in place.


    update: ya i tried it again ftpserver on my droid is showing no activity. My computer filezilla client shows its keeps trying but cant connect.
     
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