FTP Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by VladDracul, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. VladDracul macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    I'm new to the Mac World. I only bought my PB last week so I'm still trying to figure out a couple of things.

    Just about the only huge problem I've found with Mac OS X so far is the following:

    I connect to an FTP Server via the "Go/Connect To" option. Once the connection icon shows up on my desktop, I open a Finder window and start browsing the remote files. If at that point something goes wrong with the connection to the FTP Server I get the beach ball and it is impossible to get rid of it. If I try to wait it out, it never goes away. If I try to logout or shutdown, the system hangs indefinetly and my only option is to reboot by holding down the power button for 4 seconds.

    I'm doing a lot of file sharing with a very unstable FTP server so I've had to reboot this way four times already. This to me seems a terrible problem and can't believe they haven't managed to fix it.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Is it a known problem? Does it only happen with FTP connections?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. daytona63 macrumors member

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    San Diego, CA
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    FTP problems

    Unfortunately, Apple didn't do the best job building FTP access into the Finder. If I were you, I'd either do your FTPing from the terminal, or use a program like Fetch, Fugu, or something like that. There are a ton of such programs, some free and some not, at versiontracker.com . Supposedly, using FTP from the Finder in 10.3 will be a lot better.
     
  3. nodmonkey macrumors member

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    Hampshire, UK
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    my solution...

    yep, Apple really made a mistake even allowing the cruddy FTP it has installed at the moment to be used before it works without hanging the whole system.

    I have found that the best FREE FTP program available for Mac OS X is the rather ugly RBrowserLite. It does the job, though isn't tidy.

    The BEST pay-for FTP program is Transmit 2. Very sweet.

    Always search on Version Tracker for your utilities!
     

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