B4J Tutorial [Server] Upload files from your B4A app to your B4J server over the internet

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Erel

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The only "limitation" about this solution regarding the configuration that enable the Server to be available over the internet.
This is not specific to this solution. This is how the internet works...
 

upsis

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What changes should I make to the FileServer-B4j example can be published on my internet service provider? Thanks
 

Erel

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The only change you need is to disable the dynamic dns function (disable UpdateIp timer).
 

driesvp

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When selecting a photo to upload, quite often the photo isn't uploaded. Sometimes after retrying several times, it works.
I notice in debugger mode that when this happens the screen "Waiting for IDE-debugger to connect" appears. When the photo succesfull uploads, this screen does not appear.

Any idea what causes this?
 

Erel

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This issue happens when the OS kills the process while the third party picker is visible. The solution is to add a service and call Service.StartForeground to prevent it from being killed.
 

granmaestro

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@billzhan layout files created with v3.20 will not work with previous versions.

@derez sure. Create a new Download handler. Open an InputStream and use File.Copy2 to copy it to the response OutputStream.
please,

can you explain this : Create a new Download handler. Open an InputStream and use File.Copy2 to copy it to the response OutputStream.

thank you
 

Erel

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Files stored under the www folder are served automatically. If you want to allow other files to be downloaded then you should use a custom handler.

For example you can use this code to create a handler that sends a file from c:\temp to the client. The file name is passed in the query (www.example.com?file=test1.jpg)
B4X:
Sub Handle(req As ServletRequest, resp As ServletResponse)
   Dim FileName As String = req.GetParameter("file")
   Dim In As InputStream = File.OpenInput("c:\temp", FileName)
   File.Copy2(In, resp.OutputStream)
End Sub
 

granthierry

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Files stored under the www folder are served automatically. If you want to allow other files to be downloaded then you should use a custom handler.

For example you can use this code to create a handler that sends a file from c:\temp to the client. The file name is passed in the query (www.example.com?file=test1.jpg)
B4X:
Sub Handle(req As ServletRequest, resp As ServletResponse)
   Dim FileName As String = req.GetParameter("file")
   Dim In As InputStream = File.OpenInput("c:\temp", FileName)
   File.Copy2(In, resp.OutputStream)
End Sub
Thank you Erel,

If i understand : the server send the file. ( i usually use ftp connection )
And before the client send a request.

I don't know if i can make the request.

Thank you
 

Erel

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Http servers respond to client requests. The client sends a request with HttpUtils2 and the server responds with the file.
 

Fabrice La

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I know this tutorial for Server.
This error
Error: javax.net.ssl.SSLPeerUnverifiedException: No peer certificate
is from B4A on device try to upload file to ssl server. I am using example "FileClient-B4A" and try to upload to ssl Server.
 

Erel

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You need to initialize HttpClient with hc.InitializeAcceptAll (HttpUtils2Service).
 

Fabrice La

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I did add :
B4X:
Dim su As StringUtils
        Dim j As HttpJob
        Dim hc As HttpClient
        hc.InitializeAcceptAll("hclient")
        j.Initialize("file", Me)
        link = link & spbox.SelectedItem & "/"
        j.PostBytes(link & "?type=file&name=" & su.EncodeUrl(FileName, "UTF8"), _
            out.ToBytesArray)
No success
 

Erel

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You need to add HttpUtils2 source code instead of the library and modify HttpUtils2Service. Creating a new HttpClient will not have any effect on the jobs you send.
 

LucaMs

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  1. Router setup
    • Port forwarding - Configure the router to forward all incoming requests on the given port to your computer address.
    • Static IP - On some routers port forwarding will only work with a specific local IP address. The solution is to configure the router to always provide your computer with the same address.
    • Search Google for instructions specific to your router.
Tips:
- There are several points of failures in this configuration. In order to debug it, run the server and call the test handler. Start with calling it from the computer browser (127.0.0.1:54021/test). If there is an error then the server is not running properly.
Now try to call it with duckdns: yourdomain.duckdns.org:54021/test
I tried calling 127.0.0.1:54021/test and it seems to work ("Your ip address: 127.0.0.1").

Then (my router's ip): xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:54021/test - failed.

I have 1 active port forwarding:

Private IP: <MyPC IP - it is fixed>
Protocol Type: TCP
Public Start Port: 54021
Public End Port: 54021
Connection: PVC0

I also tried disabling both the firewalls (router & pc)

In the client code (I get a "connection timeout") i have:
Private link As String = "http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:54021/upload" (xxx... is my router's ip)

Note that ping (from client) responds.
 
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