Is logging into a FTP server possible on a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aaquib, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. aaquib macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    On Windows, you can just right click and "log in as", but there's no option on a Mac. I posted about this before, and was recommended to use Cyberduck, but even with that how do I log in???
     
  2. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    If you only need read access you can hit command-k and enter the IP or url of the server you wish to connect to. I think it also offers a guest option.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You can use FileZilla for FTP; if you're server supports SSH, you can use Terminal.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    In Finder, select "Connect to Server..." from the "Go" menu. In the server address field put something like:

    ftp://[I]user[/I]@myftpserver.com

    where you substitute user and myftpserver.com with your own login name and host of the ftp server you want to attach to. On connection you'll see the directory in a Finder window.
     
  5. aaquib thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    It requires a password, and I'll need to be transferring files over. Also, I heard that Finder only has read access enabled, so that's why I downloaded Cyberduck.
     
  6. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Why doesn't Cyberduck work?
    You enter your server, and check "anonymous login" if you don't have a password.

    To login, click "Open Connection" from the top left of the window.
     
  7. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I think you are right on read-only access.

    With Cyberduck you setup a bookmark for your account info. Use File->Open Connection when you start and enter your account info, etc.
     
  8. aaquib thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    YES! Thank you very much! Should've tried that earlier. I was worried I'd have to install XP again. :D Thanks again!
     
  9. aosman macrumors 6502

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  10. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

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    I've used FireFTP add-on for FireFox in the past, and it served me well.
     

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