Configuring ftd

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Configuring ftd

Post by JanLarsen » 03 Jun 2008, 04:09

My google powers are failing me :cry:
Serching for ftd alone gets to many hits, all of them seemingly irrelevant.
Different combinations of ftdconfig.ini, debian, unix, file transfer daemon etc. leads to something called grid and alice, that are not really helpful.

man ftd and man ftd.bin give nothing.

Where can I find some documentation for this backbone program?

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Post by Cheeseboy » 03 Jun 2008, 17:56

Hello JanLarsen,

I can understand your frustration in trying to find information on google about this mysterious piece of software.
ftd is not a standard linux app. It is customly written for the bubba by the Excito crew. So only they can answer your questions, unless someone in the forum happens to know...



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Post by kfudd » 21 Nov 2008, 08:16

I would also like some information about ftd.bin.

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Post by Hammer » 05 Mar 2009, 13:57


ftd.bin is constantly using >95% of CPU.
There are no downloads or uploads visible in the web gui.

ftd -restart does not work, in fact there doesn't seem to be a way to restart that software.

Do I have to reboot?
Or is this behaviour normal?


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Post by GaryL » 09 Mar 2009, 09:15

to restart ftd, log in via ssh, su as root, issue: /etc/init.d/ftd restart

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Re: Configuring ftd

Post by Hammer » 17 Aug 2009, 13:44

bitch:/# /etc/init.d/ftd restart
bash: /etc/init.d/ftd: No such file or directory

When I go to the directory, there is indeed no ftd in it.

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Re: Configuring ftd

Post by vrep » 16 Jan 2010, 06:18

For those interested, it's:

/etc/init.d/filetransferdaemon -help
Usage: /etc/init.d/ftd {start|stop|restart|force-reload}

I'm guessing the force-reload rechecks the files that are being downloaded. Something the ftd does when it starts.

As there is a directory called .resume-data in the user's torrents folder, I was hoping that you could pause certain downloads. Anyone from Excito who can shed a light on this?


On a side note: are there any other products out there that can do the same as Bubba's ftd?