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Downloading Files from your Slot using HTTP Access

One way to manage files from your slot into your computer is through HTTP access. This provides you a quick and secure way to download files to your computer from your slot by using your web browser.

It is not meant for you to share files with your friends. For that you need to either use Userland ProFTPD, Filebrowser, Nextcloud.

Take note that HTTP Access counts towards your allocated upload bandwidth.

::: warning Sharing your files to the public is considered to be abuse by USB TOS and will be subjected to immediate termination. :::

In this guide, we'll be setting up HTTP access and adding a folder to your HTTP Access page.

Initial Setup

Setting Up HTTP Access

  • Login to your User Control Panel and log in with the credentials you set and Press Connect
  • Go to the Connect tab and click on Change password beside HTTP access.
  • Set your Password to anything you wish. We recommend using a unique password that you do not use in any of your existing accounts and has the following:
    • At least 12 characters
    • An uppercase letter
    • A lowercase letter
    • At least 1 number
    • At least 1 symbol
  • When you are done, click Confirm change
  • A popup saying Password successfully changed should appear on the lower right corner of the page, signifying that the Password is set successfully.

  • To login to your slot's HTTP access page, go to the URL shown under HTTP access.
  • Then, a basic auth prompt appears. Enter the credentials entered
  • It'll show this page. Here, it shows 2 links. 1 is downloads where download folders of all download clients reside.
  • Clicking on this will show the contents of the downloads folder, and you can download each item.
  • The other link is rutorrent, which is a direct link to your ruTorrent interface.

Adding Folders to HTTP Access

Please note: Linux is case-sensitive, and you may need to confirm the upper or lower case to use when you create the symbolic link.

  • To add a folder to HTTP access, just login via SSH and execute the following command:
ln -s ~/{folder-name} ~/www/{folder-name}
usbdocs@hostname:~$ ls
bin  Downloads  files  media  openvpn  watch  www
usbdocs@hostname:~$ ln -s ~/downloads/ ~/www/downloads
  • Once that is done, visit your HTTP Access Page from the UCP to see the downloads folder added to the list.
    • Please note: Linux is case sensitive and you may need to confirm the upper or lower case to use when you create the symbolic link to your ~/www HTTP Acccess path. To confirm the case to use, you can do so with the following command ls ~

Remove Folder from HTTP Access

  • To remove a folder from your HTTP Access page, execute the following command: