Making a publicly accessibly folder on the Internet

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Steven1621, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    #1
    I need to set up a folder on an old Powermac that can be accessible on the Internet (via FTP). People need to be able to open and save files that are saved in the folder. I've been able to get it so that people can read, but the files are always read-only. What is the best way to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sedulous macrumors 68000

    Sedulous

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    #2
    You have to turn on FTP in the sharing preference pane. If you are behind a router I think you must tell the router to forward incoming FTP traffic to your mac's local IP address.
     
  3. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

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    Be careful who has access to it. People have
    been kicked off of their ISP because they had
    open FTP locations that other people used to
    store child pornography. The person hosting
    the FTP didn't know, but someone found it and
    saved tons of child porn in their folder.
     
  4. Steven1621 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Steven1621

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    It is on my college network and will be accessible to one person. I just need it to not be read-only. It won't let anyone else save files to the folder.
     

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