Ftp issue

Hi, everytime I am trying to send a file through ftp from my android to osmf , the osmc shuts down , this happen on raspberry pi 4b and I have installed ftp service on osmc, any help would be appreciated

Very little we can figure out if you don’t provide logs that demonstrate the issue. Please assume for all support requests, logs should be included.

To get a better understanding of the problem you are experiencing we need more information from you. The best way to get this information is for you to upload logs that demonstrate your problem. You can learn more about how to submit a useful support request here.

Depending on the used skin you have to set the settings-level to standard or higher, in summary:

  • enable debug logging at settings->system->logging

  • reboot the OSMC device twice(!)

  • reproduce the issue

  • upload the log set (all configs and logs!) either using the Log Uploader method within the My OSMC menu in the GUI or the ssh method invoking command grab-logs -A

  • publish the provided URL from the log set upload, here

Thanks for your understanding. We hope that we can help you get up and running again shortly.

OSMC skin screenshot:

Any interest in using more secure sFTP instead?

When ssh is enabled, we get sftp and scp with all their great key-based authentication and encryption enabled for free.

Every platform has a great sFTP client program. From Linux file managers, it is drag-n-drop. I don’t remember the exact tool I use on Android - I just don’t transfer much FROM android that isn’t through nextcloud anymore. But there is definitely at least 1 free Android file manager that supports sftp.

Really, plain FTP should not be used since around 2002. On a LAN, there are better methods that do more than 1 trick, more securely.