access my files over ftp?

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  1. adamfilip macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    Im looking into finding a way to access my files on my g5 through a ftp client.. like transmit

    is there any easy application that will let me do this.

    also how do i find out my ip address since im running through a router my ip is set by the router something defauly like 192.168.1.100 or something.
     
  2. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    Maybe something like CuteFTP? I've never used it but I hear it does what you want.

    As for your IP, 192.168.1.100 is your LAN IP. I'm assuming you've got a Linksys router, in which case, access your router settings through 192.168.1.1 through Safari and check the Status menu. The default pass for the routers is "admin" and there is no login name.
     
  3. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cute ftp is just a simple ftp client for accessing ftp sites.

    i want to create a ftp site from my computer so that i can access my files from somewhere else. if i need too.
     
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Ahh the beauty of OS X.
    Go to System Preferences -> Sharing. Select FTP Access and click Start.
    Your computer is now an FTP server, and you can login with your system username & password.

    A couple of possible problems:
    If you have Firewall turned on (also in Sharing), you must allow FTP access. If you are behind a router, you must forward the FTP ports (20&21) to your Mac machine's private IP address.

    To find your IP Address, open the Network preference, select your connection, Configure... and TCP/IP. It may be good to specify your IP address instead of using DHCP, that way your port forwarding will always work.

    Lee Tom
     
  5. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank! I seemed to get most of it too work.
    but its only sharing my main hard drive
    how do i share my other drive(s)?
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    LeeTom's advice is excellent. I have only one other suggestion: use 'ssh' to connect and 'scp' to copy - much more secure.
     
  7. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    However wouldn't this only specify a LOCAL IP?

    If he's trying to access remotely he'd need the WAN IP if I'm not mistaken...
     
  9. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To get your external IP addresses:

    http://www.whatismyip.com/

    But you will HAVE to forward the relevant traffic from your router to your G5 in order to have this work.
     
  11. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    It may change, if your ISP is using DHCP, though. Sure someone here has a solution; just warning you.
     

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