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How Do I Use FTP with My NI Linux Real-Time Target?

Primary Software: LabVIEW Modules>>LabVIEW Real-Time Module
Primary Software Version: 2009 SP1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
Hardware: CompactRIO>>Chassis (Backplanes)>>cRIO-9068

I am trying to FTP files to my NI Linux Real-Time target.  How do I do it?

Note: The FTP Server is not installed by default on NI Linux Real-Time (LinuxRT) devices.  This is because WebDAV is the recommended file system access method when going over HTTP or HTTPS.  WebDAV is a more secure method as it uses the NIAuth digest authentication whereas the FTP Server does not. See KnowledgeBase 69EEMIR4: Using WebDAV to Transfer Files to Your Real-Time Target for more information.  Complete the following steps to install the FTP server to your target:

  1. To first use the FTP Server with your NI Linux Real-Time device, you will need to install the FTP Server to your target. Open Measurement & Automation Explorer.
  2. Go to Remote Systems and find your NI Linux Real-Time target and expand the options.
  3. Right click Software » select Add/Remove Software

  4. Select either the software installation underneath the relevant LabVIEW Real-Time menu or the option for custom software installation and then click Next.

  5. Depending on which software selection you made, you will see one of the following dialogs, one for the default software installation and another for the custom software installation, respectively.

  6. Choose Legacy FTP Server and then select Next to let the software install.
Now that you have installed the FTP Server, you can FTP files to your NI Linux Real-Time target normally.

Note: Deploying applications via FTP is not recommended for NI Linux Real-Time Targets.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 69EEMIR4: Using WebDAV to Transfer Files to Your Real-Time Target


Report Date: 06/17/2013
Last Updated: 11/25/2015
Document ID: 6AGDT2PK

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