SMB and FTP servers for MSX

by konamiman on 08-04-2011, 15:19
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

Konamiman has released two new networking applications that will be useful for those willing to transfer data between a MSX with a network card and a more modern computer:

  • ObsoSMB is an SMB server that will expose the MSX disk drives as shared folders to machines running Microsoft Windows.
  • ObsoFTP will turn your MSX into a FTP server. Especially useful for transferring files between the MSX and non-Windows machines.

As an added bonus, now you can download a floppy disk image containing InterNestor Lite and all the networking applications made by Konamiman. This is useful if you want to try the applications by using an emulator with network card emulation support, such as blueMSX.

Relevant link: Konamiman's MSX page

Comments (15)

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (3659)

sd_snatcher's picture

08-04-2011, 17:06

Now that made my jaw drop! What an awesome achievement! Congratulations for this impressive work, Nestor!

If an SMB client could be made, that would be even more impressive! Big smile

By konamiman

Paragon (1198)

konamiman's picture

08-04-2011, 17:11

Sorry, no more SMB for a while. It has been a BIG headache to make it work (especially when implementing the RPC emulation, I thought that my head was going to explode). Also, I failed miserably when trying to make it work with Samba based clients. The FTP server was a much more relaxed project.

By Manuel

Ascended (19465)

Manuel's picture

08-04-2011, 19:14

SMB which only works on Windows!?? Weird!

By Grauw

Ascended (10768)

Grauw's picture

08-04-2011, 19:57

Thumbs up Konamiman! Awesome work, I’m jealous Smile.

By Metalion

Paragon (1625)

Metalion's picture

08-04-2011, 20:05

Yayyyyyyyyyy !!!!
Amazing work !oOoO

By Sd-Snatcher

Hero (582)

Sd-Snatcher's picture

09-04-2011, 10:14

Woooooooooooooooo LOL!

I can´t believe it

By Gakubuchi

Expert (100)

Gakubuchi's picture

09-04-2011, 11:45

In two words: Im - pressive! LOL!


Enlighted (6067)

NYYRIKKI's picture

09-04-2011, 13:04

SMB server... Ok this is something I didn't expect oO

Great work Konamiman! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By ant0niutti

Master (159)

ant0niutti's picture

09-04-2011, 14:07

Good work! Big smile
Where can I get my DenYoNet?

By edoz

Prophet (2482)

edoz's picture

09-04-2011, 15:06

indeed verry cool.. this is something amazing .... Msx a Samba server CryingHannibal

By KdL

Paragon (1451)

KdL's picture

10-04-2011, 01:32

very good !!! Smile

By Gakubuchi

Expert (100)

Gakubuchi's picture

14-04-2011, 09:44

I can't make it work with my ObsoNET card.
I load INL (version 1.1.1) correctly. Then I execute obsosmb and I get an error saying:
"No TCP/IP UNAPI implementations found".
My configuration is an MSX TurboR A1GT with ObsoNET in an slot expander connected to slot 2 (on the back of the computer).
I have no problems working with TELNET or FTP with the same configuration.
You can see a screenshot here:

Am I missing something or doing something wrong?
Tell me if you need more information to find the problem.

By caro

Hero (513)

caro's picture

14-04-2011, 14:34

Am I missing something or doing something wrong?
obsosmb requires loading of INL of the version 2.0

By Gakubuchi

Expert (100)

Gakubuchi's picture

14-04-2011, 17:03

obsosmb requires loading of INL of the version 2.0

Ooops. I'll try this when I get home.

By Gakubuchi

Expert (100)

Gakubuchi's picture

19-04-2011, 12:57

That was the problem.
I've updated to version 2.0 and it worked!