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If I am not mistaken FTP is not supported anymore, too insecure, eg sends your password in the clear over the network etc. However, if you enable "Remote Login" in sharing, you can use SFTP which works just as well as FTP. SFTP stands for secure FTP and therefore all the information you transfer between computers is encrypted while in transit over the ...


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After enabling File Sharing on one machine, it will give you the name of the machine as used to connect to it. Next, go to the other computer, and open Finder. You should see the name of the other computer in the sidebar. If you don't, then press Go -> Connect to Server, and connect to the other machine by the name that was given in the Sharing window. ...


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There are known issues (Apple-created bugs) with several revisions of OS X 10.5 Leopard Client and AFP file access, including permission problems and in certain cases even the potential to lose or overwrite files completely. There is no work-around for these bugs, they are in the operating system itself and can be reproduced on 2 freshly-formatted & ...


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Thought I threw my two cents in. Being both a Mac and Linux user - I find that once a SAMBA share is created on a Linux machine (browseable option on Linux samba turned on with or without a login - you can "connect as" from the Mac to the Linux machine), my Mac would pick it up and list in on Finder's left pane. Here's a quick SAMBA setup for the Linux ...


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This is a bug in Mountain Lion for which there seems to be no fix as yet. If you eject the network folder then re-connect it will appear in the sidebar but next time you login it will be gone.


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The only feature that needs to be enabled on the Time Capsule is the file sharing feature. This will activate AFP and SMB Filesharing which allows your Mac, PC and Android Device to access the Time Capsule and use it as a NAS (basically the Time Capsule is a glorified NAS). To access your file on the Time Capsule you need a SMB client for Android such ...


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The option has been removed from the GUI in OS X 10.7 however you can enable it with a few commands. Here is a good write up on how to do it. http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20088844-263/managing-ftp-services-in-os-x-lion/ Summary of the link above: To Load: sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist Then to start and stop ...


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Before Mac OS X, the Mac OS used ‘forked’ files, which have two components: a data fork and a resource fork. The Mac OS Standard (HFS) and Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) disk formats support forked files. When you move these types of files to other disk formats, the resource fork can be lost. With Mac OS X, there is a mechanism called “AppleDouble” that allows ...


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AFP works over the internet assuming that port 548 is not blocked by your ISP. If you are using a private IP behind a NAT you'll need to forward port 548 to the computer that you want to connect to on the router. Using DHCP makes this much more difficult. If the DHCP requirement is so that your computer can join other networks easily, you might want to ...


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In my experience there is no quickfix way to get windows and mac machines to always be visible in the others networks list. The best thing you can do is enable Samba filesharing on your mac, then when you want to connect you just type smb:\\Jonathan's MacBook Pro (minus the quotes) into the address bar in Explorer (or into the run dialogue). To Enable SMB ...


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With the Mac hosting the share point, here's what you need to do. I can provide basic instruction to connect from your Linux box to the Mac, but you'll have to research your particular distro if you run into any issues: Like YoshiBotX said, turn on "File Sharing" in System Preferences > Sharing. By default, you should see your own Public folder already ...


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.app files are really just folders, but applications (like finder) see them differently and calculate the size of the contents of the folder. Empty folders have the size of 68 bytes, non-empty folders are 102 bytes or bigger. All my folders and .apps are 102 bytes since they contain only 1 sub-folder.


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Another issue is you might not be in the same workgroup. To fix this go to System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> WINS: Make sure his Windows box is set the same. What OrangeBox suggested must be done as well.


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It turns out it's not only me, but following this amazing tutorial everything whent smooth and worked out nicely...


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The simple act of clicking the "File Sharing" check box will allow the following things to happen. Any user account can connect to the machine and access their own home folder, as well as the public folders on any other user account. Any administrator users can access the boot disk. The list of shared folders in the preference pane is for fine-tuning ...


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The Synology NAS supports a Network Recycle bin, but only for SMB volumes. Therefore if you want to make use of it from your Mac, you need to access the share via SMB and not AFP. This can be enabled from the Control Panel under Win/Mac/NFS. The Synology by itself fully supports Time Machine, and can act as a Time Capsule. Most of the documentation on the ...


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You can't open the Drop Box - just like a physical drop box. You can put files in it, but you can't open it or see what's there. If you want to browse files on the Tiger machines, click "Connect as" and type in the username and password of an account on the Tiger machine.


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… can I tell it not to create these files? The proposed cron job As your file server serves multiple users, the short answer is: you should allow and not schedule removal of ._ files. For a file service that is without support for things such as extended attributes: File service If you configure the server to prevent creation of ._ files: ...


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This is so that you can load configuration profiles. Say you want to set up a campus network where all the base stations have the same network name, admin password (or printing password or iCloud accounts). This will allow you to make a copy of a configuration and load it from iOS to a computer or the other way for standardized setup.


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We have had a very similar (if not the same) problem ever since we upgraded our server to Windows 2008 R2. (WinServer 2003 was fine.) However, the main symptom we encountered, is somewhat different: We work in a mixed Mac / PC environment. Desktop operators work on Mac only, whereas our backend services are Windows based. Also some manual operations are ...


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Apple has terminated all Mobile Me services in Summer 2012, data stored on Mobile Me servers has been deleted in the meantime (or at least is not accessible any more). There was an initiative to archive public content, you may find what you are looking for there.


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Yep! Go to 'Users & Groups' in System Preferences Select the 'Guest User' Tick 'Allow guests to connect to shared folders' Done :)


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The FTP server in Mountain Lion is still there, just not part of the GUI. You can re-enable it using the following in Terminal: sudo -s launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist To disable, do unload instead of load. *The FTP root directory is your Users home folder.


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You can solve this problem using group permissions. What you want is to have a file mode creation mask set such that group read, write, and execute permissions are automatically set for each file when a file is created. This can be accomplished using the umask command inside your startup script such as ~/.bash_profile. To set rw permissions on all files, rwx ...


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OS X has two main levels of file-level credential control: users groups Right now, it sounds like your wife has "ownership" of the dropbox folder, much to your frustration. To rectify this, you will want to use the Users and Groups preference panel to either (if everyone who uses the computer can have access to the dropbox folder) proceed to the last ...


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It depends on the file system used by your external hard drive. Most likely, the file system is FAT which allows both Mac and PC to read from and write to it, so you would be fine to just plug it into your Mac. It could however be NTFS which is Microsoft file system that PCs can read and write to but Macs can only read. In this case, you'll still be able ...


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Question 1 answer; To delete an app, simply go to the iTunes sidebar, and find where it says 'Apps'. Click the apps window, and it will load a list of all the applications that are stored of your computer. Now the next step is to do a quick search for 'angry gran', in the search field, in the top right of the window. When you have found the offending app, ...


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Back to My Mac (iCloud) If you're running Lion and have an iCloud account, you can use Back to My Mac. With Back to My Mac, your server will show up in the Finder's sidebar under Shared, just like it would if you were on the same local network. This solution does not have a web interface, but I personally prefer connecting to my file servers the same way ...


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It turns out that, as I suspected, a paranoid security configuration was preventing AFP from working. In particular, the machine had been "hardened" per Apple's security configuration guide in which chapter 9 describes how to disable AFP by unloading the com.apple.afpfs_afpLoad dæmon (I had thought it was only required to serve files, not also to connect to ...


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It turned out that the issue was indeed different UIDs though the usernames were the same. From the Apple Support Communities link: borbye: The first user that is established on an OSX disc is given UID number 501. Normally next user is given UID 502. In my case I could not import my existing user during first run with my new MB Air. Had to ...



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