I prefer "lftp" now. While "ftp" come standard of every computer yo have to hunt down lftp but it gives you syntax very much like the csh shell. It has bash-like history, comand completion and so on. feature wise it adds two things I use (1) A "mirror" command to move entrire directory trees and (2) multiple transfers in parallel. lftp can also access http servers so yu can hve the same comand line access to files on web servers as on ftp servers. Using the mirror command on a directory is a quick way to pull down a local copy of a web site even if you don't have FTp access to it.Type "man ftp" in Terminal.
Don't ya hate it when someone necros an ancient thread just to make a stupid comment on it.To fab5freddy:
Isn't it funny that people won't simply answer the question? I know: "Teach a man to fish". But just give the dang answer, OK?
Yes, I know it's too old, but someone has to stand up to these "Look it up" answers. It seems pedantic and pompous.
Make sure hers is running the appropriate daemons. You can, for instance, serve web pages right off your computer if you can hand out a stable IP address, but the other computer will get no response if you are not running Apache (httpd). I think you can set most of this up in the Sharing prefpane.New question under same topic:
I'm teaching myself bash, ftp, ssh, etc. I have been able to ftp various servers and 'get' and 'put' test files. My hang up is trying to connect to another computer. I have been testing my skills on my gf mac. I have done all i know to do to ensure that both computers and connect. i.e. turning off the firewall, enabling passive ftp, checking remote manage/login. But when i try to connect, it tries, and the times out.
No i don't believe so. I have a router on my end, ISP, then a router on her end.
Oh, yes you do. If your computer's IP address is not the same was whatismyip, then at some point something is translating your local private IP address into your public IP address and back again. This will be your router.No i don't believe so. I have a router on my end, ISP, then a router on her end.
And as for the IP, i have tried both. One was a personal address like you would set up on a LAN. the other i got from "whatismyip." same result from both. A time out.
Web Sharing is not FTP.... I had remote login and management checked, but i don't believe Web sharing was. I'll try that on my next attempt.