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FTP in Mac OS X 10.2Using your Mac as an FTP client and server
Now, none of this is particularly difficult, if you know that you can do it and know where to look. But judging from some letters I've received, some of you might not know one or the other, and it's worth it to take the time to find out about these features.
Using the built-in FTP client
First the client.
Now, Mac OS X has long had the ability to connect to FTP servers. And now it's simpler than ever. In the past, you've had to connect up to an FTP server using the Mac's built-in client by typing in an I.P. address, which, simply, you might not have access to. For example, what's the I.P. address of Netscape's FTP site? I'm sure some of you can find it, but, for others, it's too much of a hassle. (Of course, you could also just use one of the innumerable free and shareware FTP clients available for the Mac. But, frankly, I love the way Mac OS X handles FTP, so I'm going to show you how to use it. Spread the joy, as it were.)
1. To connect to an FTP server in Mac OS X 10.2, go to your Finder, and select the Go menu. Choose the "Connect to Server" option.
2. Type in the URL of the FTP site, as, for example, ftp://ftp.netscape.com.
3. Enter in any authorization that might be required for a particular site.
The site now mounts on your Desktop as if it were just another hard drive on the local network. Nothing could be simpler.
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