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SFTP file transfer through firewalls

ariklee Nov 28, 2018 04:18 PM

I'd like to set up a client's LoggerNet to do scheduled data collection to .dat files in my SFTP folder.

Client's setup:  CR1000x with static IP on their internal network behind firewall(s). Communicates over Ethernet. Client has a copy of Loggernet.

My setup:  I have an SFTP available. I would like to set their Loggernet up to query the CR1000x and drop files into my SFTP folder.

I would like to use scheduled data collection in LoggerNet to do this. Is that possible? If not, or if anyone has any other good ideas, please suggest them. Note that the client's IT policy prevents use of Dropbox and other file sharing softwares.


jtrauntvein Nov 29, 2018 05:16 AM

It is possible to create a task associated with the CR1000X device within LoggerNet that will transfer data files after they have been closed with new data written to them.  To do so, launch the "Task Master" from the LoggerNet tool bar.   Once that client has loaded, select your CR1000X and click on the "Add After" button.  This will create a task associated with the CR1000X.  On the tab of that screen that is entitled "How Task_1 Starts", select "After File Closes" for the "Station Event Type field.  Under the "What Task_1 Does" tab, click on the "FTP Settings" sub-panel and check the "Enable FTP" check box.  You will then need to fill in the fields for the SFTP server address, user ID, password, remote folder, and select "SFTP (SSH FTP).  When you click the "Apply" button, a task will be created for the CR1000X station that will trigger the execution of a task that will transfer the data file that has just been closed to your SFTP server.

Mike.Bowers Nov 29, 2018 12:42 PM

Does anyone know if the FTP functionality in LoggerNet proxy aware?

GaryTRoberts Nov 29, 2018 04:34 PM

Sorry, it is not. It can make an outbound connect through a firewall. It does not have any settings that will allow it to work with specific proxy servers.

ariklee Nov 30, 2018 09:06 AM

Any other ideas on how to push data out from behind a firewall over a proxy server? FTP or otherwise...

ariklee Dec 17, 2018 08:38 AM

Bump... any ideas? Like, should we write a script to move a file after LoggerNet pulls data and writes the .dat file?

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