How to configure Leopard as ftp server?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by koswo, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. koswo macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2004
    I would like to configure my Leopard iMac as an ftp server. Could someone explain me (step-by-step) how to do that?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Open System Preferences
    Click on Sharing
    Click on File Sharing in the list
    Click on Options on the right and a sheet will appear
    Ensure "Share files and folders using FTP" is checked
    Choose the folders and permissions you want
    Click the "On" checkbox in the list
  3. drbootygrabber macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2007
    This will work, if you use the existing mac os x users.

    What about authorisation other users?
    Creating Mac OS X users for pure FTP setup seems a little retarded imao :confused: over-kill on folders that cannot be used in remote..

    FTP users should have:
    - username
    - password
    - directory assigned anywhere on your mac (e.g. external hd,...)

    I was wondering if PureFTPd Manager would do this? Its free...

    Any suggestions would be so kind,
    mucho love Dr.Bootygrabber :apple:
  4. main chochacho macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2007
    I'm trying to do the same thing.

    I have no problem with creating a new user account on my system, and I can get FTP access working with one.

    What I would like to do is be able to hide the Library, Documents, etc. so that all the FTP user sees are the folders I specify.

    Anyone have any ideas?
  5. AllanMarcus macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2004
    man ftpd or use goo9gle to learn about the FTP server. You can do all of the stuff you want.
  6. peatoire macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2008
    You can actually delete these folders using the admin pw without problems, the intended way is to create a 'sharing only' user, this doesn't create all the user folders you mention. The problem I'm having is that I can connect using afp doing it this way but not ftp, it says "User testshare may not use FTP"
    testshare was a test user I created.
    The reason I'm trying to do this is because there is a security issue when you use a normal account, although it allows access to the home folder, you can also go two levels up the folder structure letting you see all other accounts and files. Not good. Still looking for a solution with this
  7. killasapo macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2008
    Land Of The SnowBirdzz
    hi this is the problem i am having as well wondering if you have figure out the browsing to other levels issue ??? i really want to just tie an account down to just the one folder that i want to share out

    thanks in advance to anyone that can help with this issue
  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    If you're up for it, vsftpd (home page) might be an option for you. It'll require having DarwinPorts installed.

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