Need help changing default ftp location for creating a file repository

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Diogones, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Diogones macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    Hey all,

    I have a Xerox network scanner where I work, and it uses both SMB and ftp for network scanning. I recently upgraded my Mac Mini to Mountain Lion, and I understand that it no longer has traditional SMB support, while ftp is removed from the GUI.

    I found several excellent guides on re-enabling ftp via Terminal, so after following those commands, I was able to set up ftp scanning just like I did before I upgraded to ML.

    Just one problem; after enabling ftp in the command line, all Xerox scans go to the home folder. I understand that this is the default location for ftp, but I'd like to change that so I can direct network scans to my scans folder on my desktop, which would serve as a file repository for anyone on the network who wanted to access their scanned images.

    I've searched high and low, but I've yet to find a guide that explains how to change the directory. If it involves more Terminal work, that's fine with me.

    Does anyone have any advice on this?

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