FTP Server for Lion?

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  1. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

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    The built in one is nowhere near good enough for my use, I need something I can create users and specify directory access etc. I am using Filezilla on a server that I am going to retire soon. Does anyone know of a good (free) ftp server for osx? Cheers!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Doesn't OSX come with a FTP server?

    Just go to system preferences>sharing, select file sharing and click options
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    I am pretty sure you have to get Lion Server in the app store for more advanced ftp
     
  6. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    Since you can specify users and their access to folders in the plain-old Sharing prefpane, what else do you need?

    The upgrade to Lion Server is only $50, and that gets you quite a bit. There are some shareware server variants out there, like CrushFTP, but even that's at least $30 I think. Or install pureftpd; there's a front end for that but don't know about Lion.

    Rob
     

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