What i want to do is have a way to remotely access hard drive files on my iMac remotely over the internet. FTP seems like the best option as i can access it from a variety of OS's So far I've been able to enable both FTP and SFTP server built into osx 10.8. I tested them from the terminal using ftp localhost and sftp localhost respectively. I port FWD'd ports 20-22 inclusively through the router. (yes i know how to do it properly, I had previously done it for VNC and torrent clients) Im using No-IP which is working fine (vmc works remotely) for DNS server to simplify keeping track of IP address. Speaking of IP address the iMac has a static one from router. However, this is the point where I'm stuck. So far Ive tried from a windows machine using FireFTP a firefox ftp extension for the browser and using ftpmanager free on iOS with no success. Can anyone help, offer any insight?