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IP CAM cannot write to ftp server from zipato

acteck shared this problem 8 years ago
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I just tested the configuration of the ftp server for the ip cam. When I go with an ftp program on the server with the same user and pw like the camera, I can see, the camera could write 3 new folders. The folders are empty. When I try to write manually something in one of the folders, nothing happend. Perhaps there is no write access to the new sub folders?


Please check. Thanks

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I think you have to pay to have access to the FTP for webcam.

It worked for free a long time ago but not anymore...

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You can still put something in the folders. The strange thing is that you don't see it in your FTP client when you put something in it. But it is there. Try for example to put a picture in the snap folder. After that the picture appear as a thumbnail in the camera icon.


I don't know why the pictures disappear in the folders when you look at them with a FTP client.


As we discussed before my camera can't make new directory's. I get an error message then.


I hope Zipato is reacting here to tell us whan can and what not.

It saves us a lot of time in 'trial and error'

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Anjos, what you describe sounds as if you have write access but not read access. You can put files in the folder but not look at them... Weird.

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I think i have read access, because I get no errors and get a message:


Status:Retrieving directory listing of "/snap"...

Status:Directory listing of "/snap" successful


In the directory i get the message: directory empty


It looks like they transfer the picture to an other location.

I get a message that the transfer of the picture was succesfull. For 1 second I see the file in the directory and then it's gone

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Make sure your ftp mode is configured as passive (PASV) on your camera

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I copied a picture into the ftp folder it is shown in the device preview of zipato. Ok, now is left that the camera writes into the right folder.....

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Hi, the biggest Problem is, that the camera maybe tryed to create a folder, like Cameraname, Date etc to copy the Picures, but on the Zipato FTP it is not allowed to create folder.

If your lucky, you can disable it on your Camera that the camera only copy the Pictures.

In my Case i cant disable it on my Camera, but i have already a Workaround for this problem.

If you have you own FTP Server, you can copy the Pictures to your Own FTP.

After that, you need a Script with a Cronjob, that copys the newestes Pictures to thet Zipato FTP. I think in a few Days i wrote this script. Just follow my Blog (its in German)


http://www.zipabox.de


kind regards Helle

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Hello Zipato,

I monitored now what is happening here: When I copy a file via ftp manually to my.zipato.com in any folder, it is shown as thumbnail. Good! But most of the time filezilla has to establish a lot attempts, because your server closes the file due to too much connections (421). Filezilla tries again, but I am sure the came does not and has no chance to send the data. So please can you check your ftp-settings - or - I am wrong and you can tell me my fault.

Thx for support!

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in previous response I don't mean "came" i mean "IP cam"

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Filezilla always tryes to open more then one connection to the FTP Server, and this is denied by Zipato FTP.

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Ok! But if it is irrelevant in which folder my IP Cam writes, I do not understand why do not get the thumbnails....

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FIrst, please try, if you have you own FTP Server, if the CAM is creating folders on the FTP Server, thats the Showstopper.....

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@derHelle: yes, the foscam 9821w v2 produces first a folder foscam9821w v2_xxxxx for a serial number and then the folder snap.


@zipato: can you please allow this and read the sub folder?

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I already had a open ticket for this....because of scurity reasons they denied it.

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If one cannot change the settings in the cam, then we will not be able to use the thumbnail function.

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My workaround is to save the pictures in my FTP, and upload them with a simple bash script to the Zipato FTP...

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Here you can Download a Bash Script for an Camera Workaround:


http://zipabox.de/ip-kamera-streamt-jetzt-zur-zipabox/

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I did this a few months back and it was working great....now I'm getting FTP credential issues writing to the Zipato FTP server.

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