FTP ISSUES

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  1. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

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    #1
    So i set up an ftp using the system prefs in order to share my files with my friends over our network, i want them to have access to my external hard drive. i tried putting an alias tot he hard drive in the public folder and they can enter it but they cant see anything in it; like all my folders and sub directory

    is there any way to give them access to the external firewire hard drive using apples ftp tech or will i need to get an ftp client
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

    alex_ant

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    Don't make aliases from the Finder because those aren't recognized properly by ftp. Your external HD is in /Volumes/<name of HD>. You could either just have them navigate to that directory in their FTP client or you could make a symbolic link (the Unix equivalent of an alias) from your public folder to that by opening Terminal and typing:

    ln -s /Volumes/<name of HD> ~/Public

    Hopefully that will work
     
  3. virividox thread starter macrumors 601

    virividox

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    #3
    tcsh: -s: Command not found

    i get this message after typing in the command
     
  4. MadMacs44 macrumors member

    MadMacs44

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    #4
    Here is an opinion...

    The built in FTP services in OSX leasve a lot to be desired. NOT to go off on a tangent here...I gave up on them as I set up an FTP server for a client and it ended up being a nightmare because of permission (Or lack there of) issues...So I shopped around to find another way to achieve this...The end result is a program called "iNetCourier".

    This ended up being everything and more. First of all its web based using port 8080 instead of standard FTP 20/21. The first thing I noticed that was better was that there were no more permission issues. Secondly, set up and even customization was a snap. Thirdly, and most important, becuase the client has ADSL when the FTP was accessed it would drag the whole network down to a crawl. With using the iNetCourier, because its using Alt. Web port 8080, the traffic seems too flow a lot more smoothly and does not have such a noticable effect on speed to the rest of the organization.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. virividox thread starter macrumors 601

    virividox

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    thanks for the suggestion of that app ill check it out!!!
     

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