FTP Server

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Karatehero, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Karatehero macrumors member

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    Greetings!

    Beware - I'm a noob - trying to do something not so easy (I think).

    In a nutshell, I want to make an ftp server for some clients so they can dump files to it. I have all Windoze users but was planning on using a Mac for the server.

    My reason for this is that I felt I could use the File Vault feature of OSX to secure data just in case the server grew legs. That way, valuable customer data can't be accessed. I was able to crack the Windoze encryption simply by copying it to another computer. Not too good.

    My sticking point is that I can't find a good secure FTP server app for the mac. I found a couple, but neither are what I would consider stellar.

    What would you guys suggest? Am I doing this the wrong way?
     
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  3. Karatehero thread starter macrumors member

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    But thats not really a secure server is it? I would probably be having customers posting accounting documents and files with this connection. Is there something tighter?
     
  4. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Enable Remote Login and use SCP then. That's secure.
     
  5. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Just found this in mac help
     
  6. Karatehero thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahh, thats it. Kewl.

    I downloaded a program called WinSCP3 that keeps 2 directories mirrored. Thats definately a start. I'd like to find one that runs on a schedule, but I'm sure its out there. My customers would complain if they had to start that program by hand all the time.

    Thanks for all your help, I think this will work!
     

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