I'd like to bump this topic. I tried phpWebFTP, however I don't see this as an FTP client running on the Synology because it doesn't by design allow files to be transfered to/from the FTP from/to the DiskStation; it acts as a proxy, tunneling the FTP file downloads over HTTP to the client's webbrowser.
Now, the Download Station is capable of downloading files from an FTP, but I would really like to see an (s)FTP Client/Browser built into either the Download Station or File Explorer (or as a separate package altogether for that matter).
This is because the Downloads Station can only handle direct file links (ftp://some.host/some.file
), and is unable to navigate FTP servers to queue and download specific files (recursively).
Basically I want a feature that either retrieves an (s)FTP listing and allows me to navigate it to select the file(s)/folder(s) I want to download to my NAS, or that when given an FTP folder, will download all files/folders in that folder recursively (i.e. adding them to the Download Station) to the NAS. This shouldn't be too hard to do, while it could enable tons of functionality on the Synology, i.e. remotely telling it to up-/download files over (s)FTP, and perhaps even FXP.
And of course i want this feature to be run on the NAS itself, rather than a connected client's webbrowser. For obvious reasons.