FTP on the MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by hayden21, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. hayden21 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
    I just recently purchased a mac and I am very new to this. I am having issues try to connect to an ftp server where my website is located. On my Windows machine I used Firefox with FireFTP and it worked fine, however using the same set up on my MacBook it won't connect.

    I have also used Safari and typed ftp://username.password@domain.com to try and work it through that way but it keeps giving me an unexpected error and won't connect. How do I fix this????

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I recommend Cyberduck or Fugu as your FTP client for OS X.

    Cyberduck hasn't given me any hiccups and I use it since elsewhere I only have one license for my pay FTP client Fetch.
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Firstly, the proper syntax is:


    I'd recommend a proper FTP client though, like Cyberduck (free) or Transmit (pay, but definitely worth it).
  4. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    With windows I would just use Firefox and ftp into my web page; then a GUI box would pop and I would type in my username and password and I'm in. I assume you can do this also with Safari, but i haven't tried it.

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