Posts for the month of February 2019

Updating Axis 70U

My friend gave me an AXIS 70U Documents Server. Quite old, yet perfectly usable. Updating them using their manual resulted in an obscure message:

500 Command unrecognized or not implemented.
Passive mode refused.

Forcing ftp in active mode (the default back in the days), fixed the issue:

$ ftp -A
Connected to (
220 AXIS 70U Network Document Server V3.00 Feb 09 2007  ready.
Name ( root
331 User name ok, need password
230 User logged in
ftp> bin
200 TYPE set to I.
ftp> put 7000.bin flash
local: 7000.bin remote: flash
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening data connection for flash (192,168,178,99,168,75), (mode binary).
221-Transfer complete, flash programming finished OK.
    Starting new software...
221 Reset, closing connection.
2262494 bytes sent in 68 secs (33.25 Kbytes/sec)
ftp> quit
226 Transfer complete.