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Discussion in 'macOS' started by jblagden, Jul 20, 2015.
How do you use FTP in Terminal to transfer a file to a Windows PC on the same network?
The receiving computer must have the FTP service running, an account set up to accept it (unless you use anonymous) and security for the specific folders that you'll be sending files too. For our servers we have IIS up and running which includes an FTP server and once I have the accounts defined its rather easy. I don't think you can do it without having IIS installed and running.
Enabling FTP has some complexity and security issues that go with it. Is there a reason you can't use regular file sharing between the two computers?
Does the PC already have an FTP server running?
I didn't know that you could use regular file sharing between Macs and Windows PCs.
you'd probably want to setup sFTP as a better option.
FTP is a notoriously unsecure protocol. sFTP corrects for this in some ways using SSH based enhancements.
Of course but if they're on the same network there are better alternatives, i.e., SMB sharing, even dropbox is a way to share files across different computers.