Does Mac OSX Tiger have a built in FTP server?

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  1. dingdongbubble macrumors 6502a

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    I ave Mac OSX Tiger the normal one not Server. Does Mac OSX have a built in FTP server? Or is it just an fTP client?

    I am behind a router which mode do I have to choose? Passive?
     
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    Leopard has an FTP server under Sys Prefs > Sharing > File Sharing > Options. I don't have a Tiger system at the moment but I seem to recall FTP support there too.
     
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    I don't think it's usually installed by default but should come on one of the bundled discs with your machine or on the retail Tiger DVD.
     
  4. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for th replies. I got pureftpd anyways and it works over the internet. But the transfer speed is only 3 kb per second. I ahve a 512 kbps connection though. Any idea whats going on?

    I forwarded TCP and UDP potrs 20 and 22 to my compuer. The router also had this FTP feature so I put that on as well and it was for port 21. So do I ahve to do anything? I am using NAPT (network address port translation).
     
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    That might just be your download speed, not your upload speed, which is important for FTP connections.

    Most people's ISPs have much slower upload speeds than their advertised download speeds, although 3 KB sounds pretty ridiculous. I host System 7 Today in my basement and nobody has ever complained about it going too slow... and thats from a computer built in 1994.

    What kind of connection is this? Why not start an HTTP server, host some kind of test file, and point us to it to try and download - that way we can report what speed we're getting.
     
  6. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    512kbps is technical so practicall it is slower. And 512 kbps means 64 kilobytes per second. I d get 60 KB/s download speeds sometimes. While using bit torrent, I can get 20 KB/s upload and higher ifI dont limit the upload. So 3 KB/s on the fTP is really slow.

    HTTP server eh? Soudns good. err do you know any free ones? And easy to use? I just want to use it to transfer a few files here and there occasionally. Wait I will search for one.
     
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    You'll find an HTTP server under I think "Personal Web Sharing" in Sharing Preferences.
     
  8. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Yes, OS X supports FTP by default (and no, Mad Jew, you don't have to install it separately). It is, however, (as you've already discovered) a good idea to use third-party ftp software as it will give you a good deal more flexibility with regard to location of files and will offer far better security.
     
  9. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So now I forward the HTTP service to my cmputer? If that isnt available then can you tell which ports? Secondly it say on the preferences my websites name which is my ip address. so when someone from he internet wants t access it, they just go to my extrenal WAN IP address and they automatically be forwarded to my computer?
     
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    You're correct. Sorry. It was apparently removed from one of the machines at work. My mistake.
     
  11. bmorris macrumors 6502

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    what about transfer rates? which program allows the fastest for larger files?
     

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