FTP on my MAC. Help!
December 1, 2010 8:33 AM   Subscribe

FTP on a mac using "Connect to Server." Why isn't this working?

I followed the instructions here, and although my ftp server shows up and I can look at all the files, and even copy them from the server to my computer, I can't add anything to the folders or edit any of the files. When I try to do anything with them I get an error message saying that the folder cannot be modified. How do I fix this? I'm running OSX ver. 10.5.8.
posted by goatdog to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Best answer: I haven't used the "Connect to Server" command for ftp in the last few OS X releases, but in earlier ones, they could only download and browse via ftp. I use CyberDuck as a free/open source FTP client on the Mac.
posted by advicepig at 8:37 AM on December 1, 2010 [4 favorites]

Yeah, you're limited to read only over FTP from the "Connect to Server" utility.
posted by Oktober at 8:39 AM on December 1, 2010

You might have to give the FTP user (or whichever user the FTP service runs as) write access to the directory(s)?

But SCP (secure copy, part of the SSH suite) might be the better option.
posted by gjc at 8:41 AM on December 1, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks, folks! CyberDuck seems to do the trick.
posted by goatdog at 9:14 AM on December 1, 2010

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