Your Mac as an FTP Server

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a method of allowing access to a computer for either uploading or downloading files. Mac OS X includes FTP server software so you can do this from home or any small office.

Over the Internet, you can access files stored in a user’s Home folder, no matter where in the world you are. To download files, a web browser is sufficient. To upload files to an FTP-enabled Mac, use an FTP “client,” such as Transmit (www.panic.com) or Fetch (www.FetchSoftworks.com). Both of these utilities can also download files, as explained on the following pages.

Transmit and Fetch are both shareware products, which means you can download them for free, and if you decide to keep and use one of them, pay its $25 ...

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