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net2ftp Synology package

06.04.2012, Allgemein, Misc, by .

Hi everyone,

the English weather came over to Germany and I had a day off so I was playing around with my DiskStation again and found this little web-based FTP program called net2ftp.

First of all: It is not developed anymore and the forum went down last year, so there will be only this one package.

It is very basic but is has a zip-unzip function and a text editor on board. View full list of features here.

It was the only free and open source web-client I found. If you know a better one (something like UnlimitedFTP for free) please tell me ;).

I have changed the default login to the admin site to

user: admin

pass: admin

You can change that by editing the „“ in the /web/net2ftp folder.




direct: net2ftp0.98-001.spk (3.3 MB)

33 Responses to net2ftp Synology package

  1. Hi Eric,

    Sorry to hear about the weather! I think the English weather made its way all the way to Ottawa, as well.

    If it’s integration within ownCloud that you’re talking about, I suppose we’re not going to be much help on the free front. 🙂 If you ever want to discuss licensing for that sort of project, we’re easily found at the Unlimi-Tech Website.

    But I wanted to make sure you knew that you’re free to use UnlimitedFTP for personal use. It requires a license for commercial use, but as long as you don’t mind our bright orange banner at the top of the applet, you can just keep it in demo mode and use it. I’m not sure if there’s a „personal“ ownCloud version aside from the business/enterprise offerings, but if so, maybe it could be an option?

    All the best! Hope the weather clears up for you soon.


  2. 2012-06-06 at 03:02 Raymond Kwok

    Hi Eric, thanks for packaging ownClond for DS, I like it very much (except I can’t make LDAP auth work) 🙁 Also, I have found an alternative to net2ftp which you may interested with —


  3. Hi, i bug or error, i intented download any archive of the ftp and donwload „index.php“ not download archive

    my synology is 1512+

    • Sorry, I can’t figure out what your problem is.

      • 2013-01-31 at 03:23 jungalist

        Not sure, but what he is saying sounds like a problem I have had. When trying to download or view any files it downloads as „index.php“

        The file has gibberish in it when you open it so I think output headers are not set properly. If I use the FTP to another server option, an image file will show up as an image file (instead of index.php) but it is unopenable due to not being a „valid format“

  4. 2012-06-17 at 21:30 Lol Phirae

    Maybe have a look @ AjaXplorer – it has FTP client as well (and loads more). Already packaged for QNAP, BTW. 🙂

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  6. thanks for your work.
    it seems that the client does what i want because I can see traffic in the synology monitor. but where are the downloaded files located?
    can’t find them anywhere

    one more info: for me, the password didn’t work because the pass field in the was empty, so i filled in my pass and now I can access the admin menu

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  8. Hi there,

    after installing the spk and entering the admin section, if been notified, that there is a new stable version 1.0.
    Maybe you could have a look and compile another another spk? Or would it be posible to just upload and overwrite the new files?



    • Oh After 5 Years of waiting 😉
      Its on my list for next weekend, it wasn’t much work to create the first package, so I’m pretty confident the next one won’t be neither.

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  10. How do you enter the Admin screen ?

    net2ftp installed from repository, had to move the folder /net2ftp to /volume1/web/net2ftp to get it working.
    Filled in a password, but can’t see any Admin page/screen ??

  11. 2013-05-27 at 10:37

    Hi when installing the packige manually version:net2ftp0.98-001.spk
    it works, but if I take the new version with the updated icons I get a webpage „sorry this webpage can not be displayed“
    Something in the new package breaks it?

    Thanks for a very needed application!!! (-;

    • like I said, in my case the package was installed in /net2ftp and not in /volume1/web/net2ftp where Apache can find it. I moved the whole folder and now it works (apart from the Admin screen that I can’t find).

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  13. Hi – trying to make net2ftp work with my DS1813+ . Logs into the seedbox fine but when I try and download files it does not give me an option on where the file is downloaded to. I am running Win8 so it just ends up in my Win 8 downloads folder when I really want it to turn up on my DS in a downloads folder. Suggestions?

    I also had the same problem as above where if you update the software you simply get „sorry this webpage can not be displayed“

    Hope you have some suggestions

    • I also was hoping that files retrieved with net2ftp would end up on my DS, but because it’s web-based and the browser runs in Windows, files are downloaded to the PC (I guess). You could choose a remote folder on the NAS but the transfer would go thru the PC and be slower than directly.

      The webpage error is because the latest version is installed in /net2ftp, which should be /volume1/web/net2ftp …

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  15. 2013-07-11 at 22:48 Otto Sykora

    net2ftp hat schön bei mir funktioniert auf meiner 212j

    Dann kam ein Update und seit dem geht nichts mehr.

    Schade dass es durch den Update so getötet wurde.

    Otto Sykora

  16. 2013-07-16 at 10:10 David Johnson

    The net2ftp software has been updated to version 1 on, is it possible to make this into an spk file?

  17. HI,
    I cant get the packag to work properly i downloaded using the package centre and i installed the app.. But i cant seem to find the /net2ftp folder anywhere. Pls help

  18. Hi Eric.

    Thanks for making this available for the DiskStation as I was looking for an FTP client to copy .TS files from my Humax FoxSat (PVR) to the NAS to free up some space. Unfortunately the 10MB file size limit is stopping me from copying any files.

    I have no knowledge of .spk files but this is what I have tried so far.
    Downloaded the .spk from the link above.
    Changed the extension from .spk to .tar
    Used GUI tar to uncompress the file.
    Used GUI tar to uncompress the packeage.tgz
    edited the file to increase the limit with a text editor and saved the file.
    Compressed the files back to package.tgz
    Compressed the package.tgz, CHANGELOG, INFO, LICENCE and scripts folder to a .spk using the following command in terminal (mac)
    tar -cvf net2ftp0.98-001.spk FOLDER LOCATION OF ABOVE FILES/*

    I then opened the file using the manual install on the diskstation. The progress wheel spins but after a few seconds reports that it is an „invalid file format“

    As mention before I don’t really have any knowlege in how to program software but any pointers would help.

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  20. Hi, I installed it but received an error message „Sorry, the page you are looking for is not found.“
    I have a DS213 running DSM 4.3-3776. Thanks.

  21. 2014-01-08 at 01:45 christian


    I have installed net2ftp on my DS213J, but when i open it i see my server but get this and i can not dowload folders to my nas

    „Files which are too big can’t be downloaded, uploaded, copied, moved, searched, zipped, unzipped, viewed or edited; they can only be renamed, chmodded or deleted.“

    Can somebody help me?


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  25. 2014-03-21 at 04:27 Javier

    Hi, I install but I only see a blank page, can you help me? How I have to configure the web services and net2ftp?


  26. 2014-04-08 at 04:15 Javier

    Hi, with Synology DS214play when I click in hte net2ftp icon from DSM, I only see a blank screen.

    I saw the folder for net2ftp was in /net2ftp in place off /volume1/web/net2ftp, so I tryed to move it.

    Now I see the net2ftp page goog, but when I try open a ftp site, need for a lot of time (minutes) for open the site and after not show the folders.

    If I try the same process with demo from, works perfect, the connection is immediate and show the folders correctly.

    I tried downloading the new version directly from to the folder in /volume1/web/net2ftp and the new version work equal.

    I think this is an important tool for our Synology to work with Download Station. Download Station is very good to download files but I can’t upload files.

    Anybody know wich can be the problem?

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