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FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a standard protocol to share files between devices across a network.

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My username for remote ftp access is different from my macos username and Finder will not let me edit the files

I can connect to a remote ftp server in Finder using the syntax ftp://username@host/path and then supplying the password. I get to see the files in the remote directory and can read them. However I do ...
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Can't connect via sftp to a server with GUI Clients, but terminal works

Yesterday I was able to connect to a server via sftp with FileZilla without any problems. Today I always get a timeout while trying to connect. I tried using the network wizzard in FileZilla and found ...
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Beware: macOS Finder "Connect to Server" accepts FTPS URLs (FTP in a SSL/TLS tunnel) but actually connects via plain FTP!

Reproduction macOS 11 Big Sur Finder > Main Menu > Go > Connect to server… (⌘-K) Field allows ftps:// scheme. That is FTP in a SSL/TLS tunnel: Questions Is Finder actually using FTPS? If ...
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How to cd to a mounted ftp volumn on big sur?

$ open ftp://ftp.census.gov I use the above command to mount an ftp server on Big Sur. I can see it in Finder. But I don't have permission to see it in Terminal. $ ls /Volumes/ftp.census.gov ls: ...
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sftp on the new mac book air

After about 6 years of using Ubuntu I am switching for the first time to Mac OS given the remarkable specification of M1 chip. One of the main use of my Laptop (that ran on Ubuntu) was to connect to a ...
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Is there a way to upload a folder from the Files app into a computer on the local network?

Is there a way to upload a folder from the Files app into a computer on the local network? The only solution I have found is to start an SFTP server on the computer, and use the app Secure Shellfish ...
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How to access FTP with read AND write access in finder? [duplicate]

I just read that finder has purposely restricted access when it comes to connecting to FTP sites. Not sure how any apple exec could possibly think this is acceptable. Simply put, I need to find a way ...
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connect to relative remote iMac via finder hanging

I want to connect to my Mother's mac mini computer (who lives in another state) via the "Connect to server" so that we can transfer files over the network. This is the first attempt so forgive me for ...
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Can't start tftpd because port is already in use by launchd

Enabling tftpd sudo launchctl load -F /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tftp.plist Start: sudo launchctl start com.apple.tftpd See logs syslog -w com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.tftpd[30687]) <...
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Cyberduck Google Drive connection error

I've downloaded Cyberduck for Mac. I'm using Mojave 10.14.6 and Cyberduck 7.2.2 I have a google drive 2T account (Google One now) and my Google Backup and Sync is working fine. I open cyberduck and ...
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pure-ftpd working but leaving open processes for every login

I recently jumped from OSX El Capitan to High Sierra. One of the things I lost was my FTP server, which is used by my in-house webcam system to record events. When El Capitan went away, so did my ...
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Why do files and dirs placed in httpd document root have group changed to _www?

This is a bit technical: I do localhost development on Mac High Sierra and other Mac systems on my local network. I have been working on content management code in php. Recently I have come up with ...
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How to specify network interface for different protocols?

At work, I have 2 interfaces active: WiFi and Ethernet. Eth connects to company network for shared volumes over SMB. But then no Internet. WiFi connects to Internet, but not to company network. I ...
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NPM installation issues with MacOS 10.15.2 beta 1

So, I've got an issue that may be related to this question: Can't connect to FTP with Catalina Beta I've been trying to npm install Bootstrap and Font-Awesome on an Angular application. Should be a ...
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Cannot connect to network drive attached to Wifi router on Macbook Pro 2017, Mojave OS

I can see the network drive displayed in the finder but when I click on it keeps loading until freezes. Sometimes is working however. I can access the drive from Apple TV, Windows notebook and so. ...
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Local Directory empty on my FileZilla Pro Client

I am using FileZilla Pro 3.44.2 on my MacOS Mojave. Support didn't help regarding my issues. The only local directory on my FileZilla left hand panel browsable is /Users/anjanesh-mac/Downloads. /...
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Can't connect to FTP with Catalina Beta

Since upgrading to Catalina Beta, FileZilla, Transmit & Finder software fails to connect to the remote host. FileZilla gives error: Status: Connection attempt failed with "EHOSTUNREACH - ...
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Is it possible to execute the package (located in FTP) from terminal of Mac

I have a scenario where I don't want to allow end-user to download the file but I want for them to install the required tool on their Mac machine using the package of FTP. Is there any way that allows ...
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Finder connects to FTP server, but has blank file list

Description When I mount a LAN or WAN FTP share in Finder under High Sierra (10.13.6), it lists no files or folders. Steps: Connect to the server via Finder's "Connect to Server..." command ("Go" ...
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Connect through Finder with server, save permissions? [duplicate]

I'm trying to access my FTP server through Finder, I can open the server and access the files. But when I try to change a .css file or something and save I then get an error stating that I don't have ...
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Is winSCP available for mac or only windows? [duplicate]

I need a ftp for mac since my current viper ftp is corrupting my xml files. So just wanted to know if we have efficient FTP for mac users.
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Can Apple TV stream video from an external server using SMB or FTP protocol with external subtitles?

I am seriously considering moving from my Android TV-based player to Apple TV player, because my current solution fails completely on playing / streaming videos from from an external server through ...
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FileZilla crash when trying to SFTP transfer

I can still log on SFTP sites with my FileZilla 3.38.1 but as soon as I try to upload or download it crashes (window just disappears). Plan FTP seems to download the file but FileZilla crashes after ...
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Set up FTP server on macOS High Sierra (ProFTPD)

I want to set up an FTP server on macOS High Sierra. (FTP is removed from macOS High Sierra, unlike previous versions.) Since I have to use the other application connecting to the FTP server (my Mac),...
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How to set Firefox as default client for ftp:// links?

How can I set Firefox as the default client for ftp:// links? At the moment default client for ftp:// is Finder, which I don't like. I found a similar question, which is 7 years old and the solutions ...
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FTP Issues on MacOS, can't write on the disk

I'm developing a website for a client, but some space of the server we will be used to transfer large files of softwares like Maya Autodesk (my client working with 3D modeling). I'm trying to ...
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After restoring FTP server in High Sierra, how to log in to localhost?

I followed the instructions here https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/312273/72004 to get an FTP server running on High Sierra. But when I log in to localhost, it doesn't recognize me as a user. % ftp ...
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Missing ftp command line tool on macOS

Use ftp to obtain source code. I am following a linux command line book to learning compiling. [me@linuxbox src]$ ftp ftp.gnu.org Connected to ftp.gnu.org. 220 GNU FTP server ready. I tried and ...
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Is there a way to write with FTP using the Finder [duplicate]

I'm aware of this question Built in FTP client (cmd + k) - can't upload files (Mavericks), but my question is specifically targetted to anyone who has used Ubuntu, and fully understands how ...
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How to install a FTP client from the command line on Mac? [duplicate]

I'm using Mac OS X (High Sierra) and would like to run FTP from the command line (as opposed to a client with a GUI). Unfortunately, I don't seem to have it installed ... localhost:myproject davea$ ...
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Maos 10.13.1 High Sierra: unable to start proftpd

I just upgrades to 10.13 and I need a ftp server. I installed proftpd with homebrew. brew services start proftpd (or sudo brew services start proftpd) says: ==> Successfully started proftpd (label: ...
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Unable to run vsftpd command

I am using Sierra 10.12.6 and by using Homebrew, vsftpd is installed so that I can set up an FTP server my iPad can connect to. However, I can't run the command vsftd: zsh: command not found: ...
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Safari downloads files via FTP as Unknown.dms

This is a rather recent issue: when I download a file from my web server via ftp it gets saved as Unknown.dms macOS: 10.12.6 Safari: 11.0 Interestingly, downloading the same file with e.g. Chrome ...
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How to get BSD FTP and Telnet back in 10.13 (High Sierra)?

There are some real problems with not having ftp and telnet present in 10.13 now as per Apple's dictate. Has anyone found a solid way to bring BSD ftp and telnet back to macOS vs using inetutils?
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Command Line FTP Client Confused By Tilde?

I noticed this really weird behaviour in the macOS command line ftp client... get index.html ~/Desktop/index.html fails if there exists no 'index.html' on the Desktop with the error ftp: Can't ...
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Error -36 while copying .pkg from ftp server

I obtain an error Some data can't be read or written (error code -36) while copying a .pkg file from an ftp server in Finder. I have read this related question. I have contacted the owner of the ...
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How to extract large .tar.gz file on FTP

So I have a .tar.gz wordpress backup file of size 1.6 GB. When I try to extract this file using FTP file manager, it partially extracts it.
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Having trouble configuring homebrew to run pure-ftpd as a service

I am trying to run pure-ftpd 1.0.46 as a service and have configured my plist file as below: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http:...
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MacOS SFTP Public Key Authentication

We can enable SFTP on our MacOS by going into System Preferences -> Sharing -> Remote Login This works fine and we can easily connect to our local server by sftp localhost and then provide the ...
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After connecting to a server using ftps://somesite.com the files cannot be dragged and dropped there?

I just learned of a new way to connect to a server and do secure ftp, which is to use Finder, and use Go -> Connect to Server and use ftps://xyz.somesite.com and it will open the directories just ...
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How can I modify vsftpd.conf in macOS?

I've installed vsftpd via Homebrew, and I found that the vsftpd.conf file should be modified in order to set write_enable=yes and put file. I googled and tried to find vsftpd.conf in my MacBook, but ...
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Is there a Mac FTP client that will open SSH at current location?

I often find myself looking at files in an FTP client and I need to do something from the shell. My workflow is to open terminal/iTerm, SSH in to the same server, and navigate to where I need in the ...
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Public folders or "All Users" folder in Mac?

I have a web server in OS X Server with an open source digital asset management system installed: ResourceSpace. The main Web Root folder is shared via FTP and with permissions set to "All Users". I'...
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FTP file to specific path on server

I try to FTP a file with a one liner in a shell from a mac to a folder on my server. Doing the same in the FTP-Shell is not a problem for me, but doing this in one line is not possible to me. I even ...
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How to download Firefox via command line FTP

I am attempting to install Firefox on my Mac, which currently does not have a browser. From a bash terminal I have ftp installed and am currently connected to the internet. However, I have been ...
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Transmit Automator Actions Not Loading

I have been using Panic Transmit to upload files from a specific folder to an S3 bucket for quite a while (couple of years). I have run into an issue where the Automator actions associated with Panic ...
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Monitoring users connected to FTP

I have set up shared folders on my Mac OS X Yosemite , users can connect to the folders using FTP. Is there a way to monitor which users are connected to the FTP server? Thank you
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What is the best free option for automatic ftp sync with finder? [closed]

I was quite happy when I found out that Finder had native support, but it didn't take long until I realized it was read-only access. What is the best free option for automatic ftp sync with finder? ...
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Using MBP as web server with many users

I teach new media classes at a small liberal arts and sciences university. For the past several years, I have been running an Ubuntu server on an old desktop PC in my office. At the beginning of each ...
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Finder Connect to Server Opens into VLC [duplicate]

I wanted to connect to an FTP Server using Finder's Go > Connect to Server option. So I try to do so like this: But, when I try to do so, it opens in VLC and then VLC crashes. Anyone facing a ...
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