Folder on desktop to sync with an FTP folder automatically?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coogie, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. coogie macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to set up a folder on my mac, which when i drop a file in sends it to my FTP folder? So they are both synchronized.

    I want to do this so a business partner and I can easily synchronise files for stuff.. just simple .doc files
     
  2. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Uh... can you use something other than FTP? FTP is horrendously insecure and outdated.

    If the server supports SSH, then you can use unison to sync -- you could even set up a scheduled task or a Folder Action to sync automagically.
     
  3. coogie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have a mediatemple account

    i've never heard of ssh? how would i do this setup using ssh? sounds good

    hi there, i tried unison but it seems it's more tuned towards newsgroups

    is there one which acts like a folder on my desktop?

    thanks for the reply
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Get one dropbox account each and set up some shared folders.
     
  5. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    MediaTemple supports SSH. You'll have to talk to your host (or read their help pages) for more information.

    Ah. You tried Unison, not unison. Unison is a newgroup reader made by Panic software. The one you want is an open source program designed to synchronize a remote and local folder -- it's exactly what you're after.
     
  6. coogie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha, the names are similar

    cheers mate, i'll give it a go now. !
     
  7. coogie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you know any others than unison? can't get this one to work! :S
     

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