Can Raspberry Pi receive files from mobile phones using Bluetooth and/or WiFi (at the same time, from multiple phones) without needing too much configuring? Will it need Bluetooth and WiFi modules separately or will it come with these in built? I know that we can plug in an USB stick in few devices and turn it into a file server but I need a device to act as more of a receiver rather than server. Any suggestion or even a small discussion of what anyone knows related to this is most welcome. :-)
If Raspberry Pi needs to receive files it have to be configured as a server.
One method is to use ftp server and client. RPi have to be connected (Ethernet or WiFi adapter) to the same network as mobile phones.
To install ftp server, in Linux terminal type:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install proftpd
While installation you will be prompted to select mode, choose
Server now works.
Without any changes, user pi (default password is
raspberry) will have access to
If you want to change configuration file, you can do it using:
sudo nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
Other mobile devices
I don't know any ftp clients for other systems (iOS, BlackBerry...) but there should be plenty of them.