Mac mini FTP server?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cslmac, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. cslmac macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i am new here but i have been wanting to turn my mac into a server, or make it possible to connect to it and the hard drives connected to it, anywhere. is this possible? I would like this for school as well as for my family and friends.
    i have a lot of movies and things of that nature that are on my mac mini or the hard drive connected to it, that i need. and most of the time when i need the files i am not on my home network. i tried macinstructs thing about the turning my mac into an FTP server. but it didnt work. please if anyone can help with a how to or a link to somewhere that has a how to i would greatly appreciate it.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    This isn't really my territory (have no idea about server and FTP stuff) but FileZilla seems to be good client and they have decent instructions in their site (just took a quick look). I'm sure someone can give you step by step instructions
     
  3. cslmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    awesome thank you. and this should allow me to access everything including the external hard drives?
     
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    External hard drives are just normal HDs in enclosure using different interface so they should work fine
     
  5. msjones macrumors 6502

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    The FTP server built into OS X is pretty decent, does everything you want it to.

    On connected cd to /Volumes. All connected drives appear in this folder.
     
  6. cslmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the only thing is i want to be able to connect to it anywhere. it seems like everything i have tried makes it possible to connect while i am on the same network but i am needing to be able to connect to it while at school work or different states. will pureftpd do this for me?
     

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