Connecting to the Labdoo FTP server



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The Labdoo FTP server allows users to download files freely. Here are some simple methods on how you can connect to the FTP server. Choose the one that suits you best.

For security reasons, Labdoo does not allow unsecured FTP protocol, only secured SFTP protocol (no ftp, only sftp). And since fall 2023, rsync has no longer been offered for security reasons..

Note: Labdoo is not responsible for third-party software.


1. Accessing the server through your browser

Open the URL in a browser and navigate via the links (Make sure the URL begins with “http://” and not “ftp://). Here you can download all files for free.
To download a file, click on a link with the right button of your mouse, then click "Save target as" (name can be different depending on your browser and opperating system).
This method's advantage is that you can access without a password, but on the other hand files can only be downloaded individually.


2. Access data to connect to the FTP server

It is more convenient to connect your PC or server directly to the FTP server. Depending on your operating system there are several tools below. We created a user on the FTP server: labdoo with the password labdoo and read permissions (no write permissions), which is available to you for this purpose. If you need write permissions, please contact (EN) or (DE).

Protocol = sftp (sftp is safer than ftp, so only sftp is available)
Server =
Username = labdoo
Password = labdoo
Path = /



3. Integrate into the file manager (Windows, Swish)

Windows does not offer its own way to connect the file manager to an FTP server via the sftp protocol. ftp would be possible, but we do not offer this for security reasons. However, you can use additional programs sftp, e.g. the Swish Add-on for the Windows file manager is external) .

After installing Swish, you have to set up the access to the FTP-Server:

Login to the FTP server: Name - choose a name of your choice; server:; user: labdoo; path: /
Security key: Save and connect - key remains permanently on the PC until changed; Simply connect - key is only saved for this session and will be queried again next time
Enter the password labdoo, now you can use the FTP server like a drive on your PC.


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 here Also available for Apple (macOS)

The start path can be set in the settings under Advanced --> Default directory on the server. Then you don't always have to click through the whole file system.

Enter the access data: Server - s ; Username labdoo ; Password - labdoo ; Port - 22


5. Linux
If you are using GNU/Linux, you can easily integrate the FTP server using the sftp protocol (secure FTP). Simply enter the path for the FTP folder → s in your favorite file manager.


6. lftp

lftp is a free FTP client for Linux and other OS.

Install lftp under Linux using sudo apt install lftp.

Then you can mirror the /install-disk folder using the appropriate one-liner with lftp:

lftp -c "open ;mirror --parallel=10 -n -e -O /path/to/install-disk"

The "-e" option ensures that files that no longer exist on the server are deleted from the local install disk. If this is not desired, simply leave out this option.

The entire command can be entered into the crontab using "sudo nano /etc/crontab" if regular mirroring is desired.

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7.Connecting Apple (macOS and iOS) using Filezilla or iTransfer to an FTP server

For Apple and (macOS ans iOS) you can install and use the free tools Filezilla or iTransfer.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Tool recommended by Labdoo)

You can download the tool for conveniently creating an installation disk (install disk) or a folder on a computer, server or NAS for Linux here. A download can be "clicked together" and saved as a download list for later repetitions. The download can only be limited to changed files, which saves download time.
(if necessary make it executable)
But it is also part of every BASIC image of Labdoo (on the desktop of the user labdoo in the scripts folder). This is how you can do it after installing it on Labdoo laptops

Note for technical helpers: The tool is based on wget. Downloaded files that no longer exist on the FTP server are not automatically deleted by install-disk-maker. Every now and then it's worth clearing up "file corpses".


9. recommended folders or links

If you want you can mirror the whole FTP drive :) Maybe you should choose the content you really need? Here are some useful paths that might be of interest to you:

All data necessary for an installation:
English documents:
Graphics + logos:

If you have any questions send an e-mail to Labdoo Global Support team wall and a Labdooer will get back to you.

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