OS X and ftp

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by whocares, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. whocares macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Although I'm not afraid of it, I prefer to avoid the CLI.

    Whilst finding other solution to ftp, I found out I can connect to my ftp on my ISP server directly with OS X (cmd-K). Howerver I only have read permissions.

    Can I/How can I gain full control of this ftp server (I supply login and pword to connect to ftp server)

    Help much appreciated.
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    try transmit it can be foudn on version tracker its a great ftp utility.
  3. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    the ftp abilities of the finder are somewhat lacking. you should be able to connect to the address and be presented with a pop-up asking you for a name/pass, but you can't upload or edit files on the server. for now, i use rbrowser lite, but i hope that apple completes the client in the near future (and ads mod_dav to apache so that i can serve up my own idisk as well).
  4. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    Have you tried using the terminal?? I've used that to connect to my web site and make changes. Sometimes I need to get the host support people involved when I cannot either change the permission on a specific item, or delete it. That's rare though. If you use the terminal commands you can upload and download files to/from the site.

    BTW, unless your site/server/whatever login information is exactly the same as for your OS X box you will probably need to do the following line...

    ssh -2 domainname -l yourusernameforthesite

    it will prompt you for the password (type it in and hit enter, even though nothing will show when you type the password). That will have you logged in.

    I'm sure there are a few unix/linux geeks here that could give you the command lines you want, if you ask them nicely.
  5. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    My favourite GUI FTP utility is FTPit! because it works in Japanese as well as English. You can also save server URLs.

    It's at http://www.hirokiok.com/ftpit/
  7. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

    Nov 22, 2002
    i prefer rbrowser lite, but often ftp from terminal :)
  8. aethier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2003
    Montréal, Canada
    anyone here know of a good terminal/unix tutorial, that is online, and free. Along the lines of what www.htmlgoodies.com is for that type of stuff


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