Accessing an external via FTP

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by cycocelica, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. cycocelica macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    So my roommate and I share files via FTP at home (since sharing files with OSX and XP sucks). I have two external hard drives that I store my main stuff on. Problem is he (using XP) cant seem to find them via FTP on Filezilla. Is there a command or easy way to do this? Or is it because both my externals are OSX formatted? Thanks for any help.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Can he see your computer at all?

    Any drive/partition that your computer can read can be shared, regardless of the capabilities of the computer that's connecting. The reverse applies as well: if you can't read a drive, neither can anyone connecting to you. When the Windows computer connects to you, it's connecting via FTP (file transfer protocol) rather than by the protocol used by the particular filesystem.

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