Is it possible to mount a FTP server like a hard disk?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pMay, May 11, 2007.

  1. pMay macrumors member

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    Is it possible to mount a FTP server like a hard disk?
    Linux can do that - but I am not sure if Mac OS can do that.
     
  2. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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  4. kzg macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is what you want or not, but here it goes. Open a finder window then open the Go menu item. Then click on connect to server. Then type in your address. Make sure its in the format: ftp://something.com . It should then mount it as a drive and even appear on your desktop.


    oh it should show up mounted in the Volumes under the name of the server. So if you went into the terminal and checked out the directory "/Volumes" you would see it mounted as "something.com"
     
  5. kostia macrumors regular

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    Holy crap. This is awesome.

    Thank you!
     
  6. crabpot8 macrumors newbie

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    Aw, bums - I cannot figure out how to specify a username and password for this type of connection, it apparently only supports anonymous FTP. Someone please tell me I am incorrect!
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Doesn't the username and password go into the URLl in the standard way?
     
  8. crabpot8 macrumors newbie

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    I stand corrected - adding the username to the url makes it ask for a username (useful even though it is in the URL, because many usernames look something like admin@site.com) and a password

    quick example:
    ftp://admin@ftp.mysite.com

    link:
    http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~watrous/user-pass-url.html

    crab
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The only problem I've had with using the ftp:// via finder is that it mounts read-only.
     
  10. washingtony macrumors newbie

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    type
    Code:
    ftp://username:password@ftp.yourserver.com/
     

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