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192w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer jjolano has updated the open source PS3 FTP application to OpenPS3FTP v3.0 for CFW users.

Download: OpenPS3FTP v3.0 (Unofficial) / OpenPS3FTP v3.0 / GIT

The OpenPS3FTP changes are detailed below as follows:

OpenPS3FTP Version 3.0 Changelog:

  • Complete rewrite of most functions
  • New SITE command: FLASH (dev_blind)
  • Fixed commands STRU, and MODE.
  • STAT command now returns the program's version
  • New git: git.dashhacks.com/openps3ftp

OpenPS3FTP is an open source ftp server for the PS3. It has an implementation of most ftp commands and also supports most ftp clients. It has some compliance to the ftp RFC.

To compile the source, you will need the PSL1GHT homebrew SDK installed on your computer. Version 1 of the SDK is required to compile versions prior to v2.2, and version 2 of the SDK is required for v2.2 and later.

Default login details:

  • username: root
  • any password is accepted unless if the passwd file (containing the password) exists


OpenPS3FTP v3.0 - Open PS3 FTP App Updated for CFW Users

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#28 - PS4 News - 221w ago
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Another update to OpenPS3FTP v1.4 with the changelog below:

Version 1.4 - February 26, 2011:

  • Added more return codes
  • Another new command parser (even better)
  • Moved IP retrieval function to its own thread (no more hanging; method still requires internet)
  • Now detects all known dev_flash writable mount points
  • Rewrote/reengineered alot of functions
  • Added a little more user-friendly information on the screen
  • Moved PASSWD and EXITAPP commands under SITE-specific commands (see SITE HELP)
  • Changed LIST format to somewhat match "ls -a -l"
  • Greatly shortened code
  • Improved performance and stability
  • Fixed some bugs
  • More FTP client compatibility

#27 - PS4 News - 222w ago
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Previously the 1.3 Dev version was posted, and here is the official OpenPS3FTP v1.3 with changes as follows:

Version 1.3 - February 15, 2011:

  • New command parser
  • New readme format
  • Prints a warning message if dev_blind is mounted
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs
  • Much more stable compared to previous versions
  • Much better performance compared to previous versions
  • On-screen text is coloured green instead of white
  • File transfers are more reliable
  • Exit to XMB function is more reliable
  • Removed "Press X to quit", use XMB Quit Game
  • Corrected and added some FTP return codes
  • Local IP address of the PS3 now displays on-screen
  • Added password change command (PASSWD )
  • Added force exit command (EXITAPP)
  • Greatly optimized code
  • Removed pointless/useless code
  • Simplified most functions
  • - CHMOD function now works properly
  • - File permissions now show correctly in directory listings
  • - Now licensed under the GPL
  • - Support for MLSD, MLST, and NLST commands

#26 - Maihkyz - 224w ago
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do i install both pkg's ? i got a ps3 with 3.41 with a ps3key 4.5 -- so it shows 3.55 FW in system, i need a ftp to acces my ps3, this will work or not?

nvm got it all fixed and running works good -- but singstar doesnt start, just a black screen when i mount it - and then load. wtf.

#25 - daveshooter - 224w ago
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HA ha you're trying, as you know i never said that. For the last time! 63MB/s. pisses all over your speeds. lol. gutted.

#24 - barrybarryk - 224w ago
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ok so you're saying, just to be 100% clear, your WD caviar blue hard disk is either reading or writing at 2.4Gb/s (or 300MB/s).

That's pretty funny

#23 - daveshooter - 224w ago
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No I don't think my drive runs at 3.0Gb/s, thats what it says on the drive, nor did I say it did, its 2.4 Gb/s like I posted before,And m8 LOL you have nothing to explain to me, I can see in all your posts you've made in the last two months, you have nothing to offer. And now your saying.

"I said around the 25MB mark because thats about normal". Ow so you didn't know this from your own test then? Its the norm you say, well it's not the norm, then you say its the Ethernet thats the bottleneck, so what is it? the drives. the network, or the PS3, or just the norm? Come on please explain to me which one is it now? End Of!

#22 - barrybarryk - 224w ago
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I said around the 25MB mark because thats about normal, if you get more go you. but i've given up trying to explain hard drive speeds to you. you just carry on thinking your hard drive runs at 3Gb/s and its the gigabit ethernet that's the bottleneck lol

#21 - daveshooter - 224w ago
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No1 I never said I was trying to fill that gap in your pipe, you said it was down to slow hard drives.
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Even with a 30cm cat6 crossover cable direct from the PS3 to the PC you'll never get close to 800Mbit/s (100MB/s) you'll tap out in around the 25MB/s (200Mbit/s) mark, maybe a little higher maybe a little lower, normal hard drives just dont work that fast, and the ps3's is particularly slow no matter what type of drive you have inside it.

So I am saying your wrong, and its getting boring now.were are you getting 25MB/s max from, thats slow as fooook and, and please don't tell me I am not getting 63MB/s, on my setup or tell me that, you can not get the speeds I'm saying when I have done this many a time. 63MB/s is 504Mbps, which is actually 1/2 the size to fit in that Pipe on my PS3 1000 base T network card.

Generally 60-70MB/s is what you get on Gbit normally , and I have done for a year or two now, since I had the kit to make the loads and so on.

Barry M8 it's you that don't get it!!!

#20 - barrybarryk - 224w ago
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no the sata connector on the end of your drive is capable of 3Gb/s thats not the actual throughput of the read write heads!, that's irrelevant when you look at the read write speeds of a mechanical drive. you're really not getting this are you, that hard drive will never fill a 3Gb/s pipe.

"Average read and write results of 74.5MB/sec and 48.1MB/sec place the 500GB Caviar Blue near the bottom of our benchmark table" -- Taken from pcpro.co.uk/reviews/hard-disks/252141/western-digital-caviar-blue-500gb

And those results aren't bad for a mechanical hard disc, the things were designed in the 80's and haven't really changed since. Your 63MB/s transfer speed might be right i'm not argueing i'm just saying it's nowhere near 100MB/s or the equivelent 800Mbit speeds you originally stated

#19 - daveshooter - 224w ago
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I'm sorry Barry but I still don't understand your logic, you say "the hard drive is nowhere near capable of reading 3Gb/s". The spec of the drive, says it can. So the native transfer rate of 3.0 Gbit/s, with 8b/10b encoding buffered in 16megs of on board ram, will give the maximum uncoded transfer rate of 2.4 Gbit/s = 300 MB/s. The theoretical burst throughput of SATA 3.0 Gbit/s is roughly triple that of the ps3's 1 Gbit/s = 100 MB/s network card.

Don't forget Barry, the new 3.0 Gbit/s SATA devices we upgraded, in our PS3's are effectively the top end of the SATA drives now, or the bottom end of the new 6 Gbit/s drives = 600 MB/s Barry, wow thats fast. SATA also has NCQ that improves the performance.

So I really don't think the hard drive would ever come into the equation of FTP speeds, because it's 3 times as fast as the network card. I forgot one more thing,because I did this ages ago, was I created my own drives partition's and changed the starting sector, before installing win7, because it gives me 70MB/s , all day long. So my 63MB/s is true, because thats what I get.