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Un server ftp (with gui) in a single file

Today I posed the problem to start an FTP server on my computer. Although (also in the repositories) There are several solutions to my problem, Graphical user interfaces are scarce. Despite this, I found an FTP server written in python that also includes a handy gui, in a single file.

First download, a modified version of the original software "pyftplib" (glue lines just copied into a new file that we will call "").


Stream images from the webcam every minute with GNU / Linux

Recently I was asked how he could do to organize a stream webcam that may control the Weather Conditions of a given area. The images of the stream must then be placed on a dedicated page of a site. Unfortunately, (or fortunately) I had to run into a big problem that at first seemed insurmountable: la webcam is locally attached, the server that hosts the site è remote.

This small detail was going to make me give up, when I remembered the existence of "Curlftpfs" (where there we have already discussed) to mount the remote FTP seen by the system as if it were a local. A real godsend.


Mount the remote FTP locally with “curlftpfs”

Today is a little advice to use the 'FTP in a very simple way. Curlftps usually is not automatically installed in major distributions, although this can be easily found in repository. As always, the installation instructions are the usual: "yum -y install curlftpfs" to Red Hat, and "apt-get install curlftpfs" to Debian. Furthermore curlftpfs is a program command line, to my knowledge has not been created yet gui, despite this, the operation is simple and I will not go into explanations: