FTP Options for Mac

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  1. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

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    Hi there! I'm a switcher as of last week, and had a couple FTP-related questions. Since this is all new to me, forgive my ignorance. ;)

    Anyway, on my old Windows box, I was running Serv-U FTP, and I'm wondering what a good, equivalent server app is on the Mac. Or is there something built in to OSX that will give me the functionality that I require?

    And secondly, what is a good FTP client for Mac? I have many sites that I connect to on a regular basis, and need the functionality of a CuteFTP or FlashFXP type of FTP client, that gives me advanced functionality, as opposed to using something simple and limiting like IE6.

    Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance, and my apologies if these are trivial questions. ;)
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: FTP Options for Mac

    As a BSD system, MacOS X 10.x has an FTP server built-in.
     
  3. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I always use the terminal's FTP client. It's pretty powerful and simple to use.
     
  4. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: FTP Options for Mac

    beat me too it ...

    exactly ... the power of our OS knows no bounds ...

    ya you can run an FTP server right out of:

    System Preferences>Sharing

    just dig around in there and you'll find exactly what you need.
     
  5. ~Shard~ thread starter macrumors P6

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    Cool, thanks for the help guys. Hmm, what a surprise, my new Mac makes things easier on me in yet another way from my old Windows box. :cool: Seriously, I have already been finding so many little things like this that make things so much easier, sensible, etc. than on my Windows box, it's unreal! The latest one was finding out that all the MP3/WAV conversions, editing, burning, etc., that I do can be done in Sound Studio, yet another built-in, free App with OSX. No need for expensive software like SoundForge anymore! And here I thought I'd need to pick up Logic or something like that.... ;)

    Thanks again guys, I'll play around with the built-in FTP options and I'm sure they'll be more than adequate for my needs! :cool:
     
  6. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    Unix my friend, Unix ... it's the wave of the future, Apple saw this saw this ... Unix is like the mouse trap and as the old saying goes "you can't build a better mouse trap"

    and as far as the media needs - well i find that most people when hearing "mac" thing ... oh it's only good for "pictures and stuff" well since thats all i really use my computer for, and it does it well, i don't argue to much on that one... LOL

    but combining unix - the most powerful, with mac - the most usable ... sheer genius

    enjoy your mac ... you can stop thinking and start working
     
  7. Lz0 macrumors regular

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    Try "Command K" whilst in the finder.

    But even after saying that I use Transmit 2.6 ->> http://www.panic.com/
     

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