Why does Safari on the Mac not support FTP?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by IronHorseTamer, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. IronHorseTamer macrumors newbie

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    I can upload to FTP sites from Explorer on my PC. Why do I need a special app on my Mac?
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Who knows why? :confused:

    Have you got a free FTP client like CyberDuck?
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    Im not even sure if Opera can upload to ftp within browser.
    I know both opera and firefox can download and browse ftp server, (fireftp, an extension for firefox can turn it into a ftp app). Only Seamonkey can upload to ftp server within browsers by default, one file at a time.

    Safari isn't famous for its functionality, you can file a feedback to apple, see if they will add it in next version, I guess browsing ftp should come first if not together with uploading, if there will ever be such a plan.
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    You don't, but you just can't use Safari. Finder does do FTP though. From finder hit cmd+k (this is also in one of the Finder menus) and a connect to server window should pop up. Type or copy in the address and the FTP server should mount as a network drive.
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Because:

    Internet Explorer = Windows Explorer
    Safari != Finder
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I think that mounts it READ-ONLY, so he wouldn't be able to copy files up to it. :(
     
  7. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they keep ftp support out of Safari. It's a web browser, not an ftp browser. Besides ftp support in explorer sucks, and isn't even worth using.

    Buy transmit or some similar program. Failing that, open up terminal.app and type 'man ftp'.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    terminal, ...lol, with a "*.app", its still a terminal.....

    there should be a easier way of doing this out of box... or maybe apple think ftp is too ancient already.. :)
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    People still use that? ;)
     
  10. Sdahe macrumors 68000

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    You know that CyberDuck works great but everytime I open the application it places two files in my trash can... would you know how to fix this?
     

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