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designers_hub
8th March 2005, 10:26 PM
Why isn't there a built in feature to connect to any server in max os x??

Disko
8th March 2005, 10:28 PM
There is - but it is read only. In finder: :cmd: + K type ftp://<server address>
authenticate and *boom* there&#39;s your server.

Otherwise, use transmit.
http://www.panic.com/transmit

designers_hub
8th March 2005, 10:31 PM
YEPPY&#33;

i tired ftp://username@server.com in safari and it came up in finder. your method works too&#33;

designers_hub
8th March 2005, 10:33 PM
hey its read only.

thats so cheap.

*****
thats pretty lame that mac os x can&#39;t use outside servers like a drive (besides from idisk which is lame btw).

hawker
8th March 2005, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by designers_hub@Mar 8 2005, 10:33 PM
hey its read only.

thats so cheap.
jeez just get a FREE dodgy OS X FTP program :P

designers_hub
8th March 2005, 10:55 PM
:P

I know there are free ftp programs but it would be nice if i could easily move around my computer and a server like its one device.

ftp programs feel so... seperated. lol

hawker
8th March 2005, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by designers_hub@Mar 8 2005, 10:55 PM
I know there are free ftp programs but it would be nice if i could easily move around my computer and a server like its one device.

ftp programs feel so... seperated. lol
Dam... :P

icant
8th March 2005, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by designers_hub@Mar 8 2005, 11:55 PM
I know there are free ftp programs but it would be nice if i could easily move around my computer and a server like its one device.

Ah I see, you mean like Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer?


Ooh, nasty. :D

josh64
8th March 2005, 11:30 PM
Cyberduck is a good open source solution for an FTP client.

http://cyberduck.ch/

kit
9th March 2005, 06:12 AM
OS X is built on UNIX.

Therefore you had better&#39;d believe you have a full-featured FTP client :).

Just dip into the terminal and type at the prompt:

ftp [connectionname]

Use put and get to move files on and off the server.


If you don&#39;t like the text-based display, I&#39;m quite sure Fugu is a free frontend for it, SSH and SFTP.

Quamen
9th March 2005, 07:09 AM
yea kit is right. Fugu is pretty good if you need a gui for ssh and sftp.

I am about to go and check out transmit now for normal ftp.

sikosis
9th March 2005, 08:07 AM
I had issue with Transmit, even though ppl reckon it&#39;s tha goods ... think I might have to give Fugu (http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/fugu/) a try out (nice that it&#39;s SSH enabled too)

pipsqeek
9th March 2005, 10:30 AM
As previously mentioned. FTP support is just perfect in the Terminal.

You open the Terminal and type in as previously suggested, "ftp ftp.domain.com.au"

Hit "Enter".

Authenticate (username and password)

And you have now got FTP running.

You get use the "cd" commands to negotiate through directories. "ls" for listing the directory contents.

If you want to send something to the FTP server, type in "send" then the Terminal will ask what file. This is easy, just grab the file from the directory in your hdd and drag it to the Terminal window.

Hit "Enter".

It will then ask you to name the file, just call it the same name. xxx.jpg

The transfer starts.

If you want to delete, type that in exactly, "Del" then hit TAB to auto complete. Then the file name exactly as its shown. Or the first few letters, then hit TAB to auto complete.

Hit "Enter". The file is not deleted. You can also use the rm (remove) command.

To disconnect, type in "Exit"

To get a file, type in "Get".

Pipsqeek

Jimbo
9th March 2005, 10:31 AM
from memory fugu(magu) is only sftp and ssh file transfer, it doesn&#39;t handle regular ftp... but i could be wrong (hey i&#39;ve been wrong before&#33;)