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Archive for June 2nd, 2017

This is why nobody upgrades their consumer IoT, router, etc firmware…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/02

Just one example; it applies to virtually all consumer IoT and routers I know: upgrading is hard especially if it’s undocumented on how to keep your configuration.


Posted in Internet, IoT Internet of Things, Power User, routers, TomatoUSB | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X: “fzsftp could not be started” when connecting over SFTP

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/02

A while ago I had a “fzsftp could not be started” error using FileZilla on Mac OS X.

From the search results, it wasn’t exactly clear what I did wrong, as the “Show Package Contents” context menu showed “…/Contents/MacOS/fzsftp”

Then I remembered I got a bit confused with all the FileZilla updates coming out and renaming it to contain a version number (I do that with many applications so I can keep old versions allowing me to quickly revert to an older version if there are version compatibilities).

Renaming back to solved the issue: apparently FileZilla has a hardcoded dependency on exactly that name. I got there because of the hint about spaces in directories from this thread: fzsftp could not be started – FileZilla Forums

This was before Mac OS X El Capitan; with that version you have to set permissions correctly as well: fzsftp could not be started – Kruyswijk-ICT BV



Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

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