Mint 6: MintUpload to support FTP

MintUpload will support FTP as well as the already supported “Mint-Space” protocol. Users will be able to define FTP “services” with a name, a hostname, a username, a password and even an optional path. There is no immediate plan to add a graphical configuration tool to mintUpload but it will be possible to add FTP services by simply adding files in /etc/linuxmint/minUpload/services/. Here is an example:

type=FTP
name=My FTP Server
host=myftp.mydomain.com
user=me
pass=topsecret
path=uploadDirectory

FTP support in mintUpload will be one of the featured improvements coming with Mint 6 and it will also be backported to Linux Mint 5 Elyssa. It already works “in lab” and a package should hit the Romeo repositories this week.

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10 comments

  1. This is great! I’ve always thought that Mint should have an integrated FTP client. I’ve been using FileZilla for quite a while and I think mintUpload will work much better for me.

  2. I tried to post on Digg but it will not accept Linux or Linux Mint as a subject. If you’ve looked at the site its all about Apple and Microsoft.

  3. Hi,
    Since MintUpload is being upgraded, why not to add an option that allows file/s synchronization with MintSpace or the FTP server. If not in the future could be a MintSync.
    Thanks for all the work
    Jose

  4. This is great! I love the idea of mintupload and mintspace, Ive played with it some. What about a subscription option using mints webpage? I know you can sign up and buy your own domain name and stuff for 30$, but what about simple users who just want to share large files (like zip files of pics)? It would be nice to have mint space with larger file sizes and longer save times, and for a good price on the current server?

  5. I think mint is great,but you are hoping to make it better right?
    to attract more users, hi on distrowatch too congrats on that, however I cant get my leadtek 2000 deluxe working and from mint a high ranking distro. no easy way.

    installed PARDOS AND TV CARD WORKED WITH KDETV PARDOS RIGHT AWAY NOT IN THE TOP 100 EITHER TV SHOWS UP IN PARDOS CONTROL PANEL

    WHY NOT IN THE NEW MINT KDE???..AM VERY DISAPPOINTED

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