Create an FTP Server with 10.7

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DeeEss, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. DeeEss macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2011

    I need to create an FTP server on a mbp running on 10.7

    If I go into System Preferences>File Sharing and enable FTP it works fine but I Need to get an IP address for my application and it only tells me to connect via ftp://mobile/ which doesn't help me.

    So how do I get or assign an IP address to the FTP server?

  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040


    Jan 13, 2008
    Go into System Preferences>Network. From there you will be able to view your current IP address .
  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Apple has disabled the gui to enable the ftp server in 10.7. It's there. It's available as sftp. They think this is better and so do I. The problem is I have a $300 printer that doesn't know how to do sftp and I don't want to buy a new one. So I found the commands to enable ftpd and wrote an app for those that don't want to bother with terminal commands. The app is linked in my sig. The app doesn't put up your IP (yet) but it will soon. I'm glad I found this thread!

    Here is a link to an article on finding your IP address.

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