ftp program?

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  1. synthetickittie macrumors regular

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    does anyone know a good freewear or sharewear ftp program. I need to be able to change between binarry and ascii mode, and I need to be able to change the permissions of all files. I used to use smartftp when I was on my pc, windows, a few months ago and now havent been able to find a good ftp program that doesnt crash all the time and also can do all that I need it to do. Been to versiontracker and downloaded a few and either does or just keeps crashing before I can check.
     
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried RBrowser? I used it before and it wasn't too bad. Don't know the URL, try Googling it
     
  3. alset macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried NetFinder and Fetch? Check them on VT.

    Good luck.

    Dan

    edit: don't forget that OS X can connect to an FTP site by choosing "Connect to Server," under the "Go" menu. this may take care of a lot of your needs.
     
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  6. maradong macrumors 65816

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    anybody knows a ftp client on mac os x who is able to resume download s and uploads ?
     
  7. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    I think Transmit does resumes. It is also a great FTP program.
     
  8. gotohamish macrumors 65816

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    Captain FTP is no frills, but works great (especially for 2-button) users.
     
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    if you do ftp then you must use transmit, it does everything plus more. panic.com
     
  11. maradong macrumors 65816

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    thx

    thx once more :D
     
  12. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget to have FTP Access turned on within Sharing under SysPrefs.
     
  13. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    Why don't you skip ftp and go with SCP, it is very secure and will eventually replace ftp.

    Try fugu, look for it on version tracker, it is a gui front end to SCP, SFTP, and SSH tunnels. It can do all that you want. If you can SSH to a machine, you can use scp. That includes practically every unix machine out there.
     
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    I'm using Fetch, students get it free, I'm not sure how much it costs if you're not a student.
     
  15. junior macrumors 6502a

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    Can you upload files while accessing ftp from OS X? If so, how do you do it? I'm a Transmit user but if I can access ftps without a third party software, then that's worth considering I think.
     
  16. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    WHAT?!?!? How do students get Fetch for free? Detalis, man, details!

    As for my ftp client, it's currently Fugu. Really robust and totally open source. Excellent program all around.
     
  17. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    You're dreaming mate. That is for running an ftp server. Being a client, all you need is a ftp client like Transmit. The ftp access is only for people connecting to your computer.
     
  18. benixau macrumors 65816

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    Transmit:
    It costs - but then so did your mac
     
  19. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    I can confirm that - its the best mac FTP app i've used. only costs $10 or so i believe.
     
  20. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    DITTO!
     
  21. sethwerkheiser macrumors regular

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    GLad I found this thread. I need a decent FTP program as well. Does anyone know if the FTP programs found on the Apple site are worth downloading? (I'm talking from the OSX > Downloads link)
     
  22. andyduncan macrumors regular

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    If you're not gonna use ncftp

    personally I use ncftp on the command line. But a really nice, free, graphical FTP client is FTPeel. It's purty and easy to use. It's only 1.0 beta, but it's new hotness.
     
  23. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    I use ftp command line and "go server" under finder. Both work well. I've tried RBrowser and Transmit, and they are cool, but using Finder is more consistent.
     
  24. junior macrumors 6502a

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    how?


    How do you upload to ftp via finder? I'd really like to know...
     
  25. Nermal Moderator

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    From the Fetch website:

    "You may apply for a free license to Fetch for the following:

    Use by a student or employee of a public or accredited private school, college, university or academy; use by a student or parent engaged in home-schooling; use by volunteers or employees of a tax-exempt charity, to further the work of that charity. Use by government agencies or government research laboratories does not qualify."

    - http://www.fetchsoftworks.com/Licensing/edustore.application.html
     

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