I need to automount ftp, but not only at boot but always with some timeout. Btw this ftp server is mediaplayer. Please help. Ubuntu version 14.04.

Like usb but ftp.

  • also this mount point should be available to all users – LeonidMew Sep 11 '15 at 19:57
  • I use: curlftpfs#root:12345@ /media/MediaPlayer fuse rw,uid=1000,umask=0777,user,suid,allow_other,exec,auto,utf8 0 1 but it not allow me to write anywhere. tryed all in mnt and /usr/share /usr/local/share. How to find writable folder? – LeonidMew Sep 11 '15 at 20:34
  • I even appear in nautilus, but no write able access. At least two folders must be writeable, internal hdd and usb flash on this media player – LeonidMew Sep 11 '15 at 20:42
  • I found a writable folder, its /media/MediaPlayer/mnt/usbmounts/sda3 but every time I write is says: unable to change owner – LeonidMew Sep 11 '15 at 20:47
  • I'm looking at WiFi FTP Server on Android to allow access from Ubuntu and I'm curious how this all turned out for you? – WinEunuuchs2Unix Oct 6 '19 at 1:27

You can try to use Autofs. Here is a good documentation/tutorial about it : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Autofs

And here you'll find how to use it with FTP : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Autofs#FTP_and_SSH_.28with_FUSE.29

the Timeout setting at the master file level is the timeout before automatic disconnection after a period of inactivity.

Warning : FTP is very light to be used like a regular File System. You can have some bad performance due to the FTP protocol design. If you can do it, prefer ssh/scp with certificate authentication.

Best regards,

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