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Setting up an FTP from my machine

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Alte22a, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Guys and Gals,

    I wan to set up an FTP so that work collogues can access certain work files from my machine using Fetch, how do I set this up?

    Thanks in advance... :) I hope
  2. Moderator emeritus


    If you're running OS X, it's a simple as checking a box in your Sharing prefpane.

    The tricky part is setting up user accounts and access so that they can get at the files you want to give them access to, without giving them access to everything.

    I'd recommend setting up a new user just for FTP, and then put the files you want them to access in that user's Drop Box.
  3. macrumors 65816


    If you need to have the FTP available on a regular basis and have a broadband connection that doesn't reset your IP very often, look into dyndns.org to simplify your setup. You will be able to create a static host on a dynamic address. I use it to host web and FTP over cable.

  4. macrumors 6502

    so would it make better sense to get a second machine installed with OSX server, for FTP. I am in a market for a G5, just delaying purchase as long as possible.

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