Connecting to the Labdoo FTP server

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The Labdoo FTP server allows users to download documents and images for Labdoo devices for free.

There are several different ways to connect and download files from the Labdoo FTP server. Here are a few simple ways, choose the one most suitable to you.

For safety reason Labdoo does not allow FTP protocol, but only the safe SFTP protocol (no ftp, only sftp).
Labdoo does not take any responsibility for 3rd party software.


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1. Accessing the server via HTTP using your browser

Open an internet browser and go to http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/ (Make sure the URL begins with “http://” and not “ftp://). All the files underneath this level are license free to be downloaded.

To Download a file, right click its link and store it by clicking on "Save link as..." (It is possible the name may be different depending on the type of internet browser and operating-system you use).

The advantage of using this method is that it's very easy without the need for other software nor credentials to access the content. The disadvantage is that files can only be downloaded one by one, not in a bulk.


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2. Access and Log-In data to connect tools to our FTP server

It is more comfortable to connect your PC or local server to our FTP server. Depending on your operating system (OS) there are several tools and methods. We created a user: labdoo with the password labdoo, having read only-rihts to access (no right to write to the FTP server), which you can use to connect. If you need the rigt to write to our FTP server, please send a mail explaining your needs to contact@Labdoo.org (EN) or Labdoo-DACH@Labdoo.org (DE).

protocol = sftp (sftp is more safe than ftp, so only sftp is offered)
server = sftp.labdoo.org
user name = labdoo
password = labdoo
path = /var/www/download


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3. Use your Windows file manager (Windows, Swish)

Windows does not support the sftp protocol to connect to a FTP server. ftp would be possible, but due to security reason not used. But you can use additional software, e.g. the Swish add-on for the Windows file manager http://www.swish-sftp.org/.

After downloading and installing Swish you have to activate access to our FTP-Server:

Open the"computer" window, double click on Swish icon, to connect to FTP server: server name - choose a name of your choice; server: sftp.labdoo.org; user: labdoo; path: /var/www/download
Security key: Save and connect - Key will stay on your computer, until changes on server side; Just connect - Key will only kept during this session and will be requested next time again
Enter password labdoo, now you can use the FTP server as a drive on your PC.

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4. Filezilla

It is easy to connect your computer to the FTP server with special tools if you need to download massive files. The free FTP client Filezilla can be downloaded from here https://filezilla-project.org/. When accessing via this method, keep in mind that the user account to access the server has 'labdoo' as username and 'labdoo' as password.

You may also change the start directory in the Filezilla by going to settings → Advanced → directory. By changing the start directory, you won't need to click through the directory tree every time when you login.

Enter the access data: server - sftp://sftp.labdoo.org ; user - labdoo ; password - labdoo ; Port - 22

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5. Linux
If you are using GNU/Linux, you can connect to the FTP server using the SFTP protocol (secure FTP). You can add the path to your file explorer as follows: sftp://labdoo:labdoo@ftp.labdoo.org:/var/www/download/


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6. rsync
You will find the instructions to use rsync on a (L)Ubuntu operating system under this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/rsync.

Using rsync, you can mirror all files on the FTP server by using rsync -avHe ssh labdoo@ftp.labdoo.org:/var/www/download/ (A word of caution: this will take up several hundred GB disk space)

If you only want to mirror the installation disk (1 TB) just mirror the sub-folder /install-disk use this command rsync -avHe ssh labdoo@ftp.labdoo.org:/var/www/download/install-disk


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7.Connecting Apple iOS using iTransfer to FTP server

For Apple and iOS you can install and use the free tool iTransfer https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itransfer-file-transfer-tool/id530424200


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8. A note on identifying content of interest

If you don't want to mirror the complete Labdoo setup from the FTP server, you can just select the specific content you need. Here are some guidelines on how to choose specific content from the server:

All tools and Images needed for installation: http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/install-disk/
English documents: http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/documents/english/
Graphics + logos: http://ftp.labdoo.org/download/documents/material/

If there are any questions, please write them on the Labdoo Global Support team wall and a Labdooer will reply to you with a proper answer.

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2-click Installation Method


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Preparation for the Fast Installation Methods