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Mac FTP Server

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#1 twilightsinger3


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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:55 AM

I have the server up using the built in client found in system preferences. I can access it fine but was wondering how to set spacific users to spacific directories etc.

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#2 richardtj


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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:59 AM

try setting up the sharing preferences for each folder. That'll give you control over who can access what. ctrl click on each folder, go to get info and click on shared folder. Then set ownership and permissions on the bottom drop-down.

Edited by richardtj, 19 September 2010 - 03:01 AM.

#3 davidanders


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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

You might investigate CrushFTP - much more configuration options, a free version, $40 for more users.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:26 PM

I would suggest PureFTPd:


I tried using the built in FTP service with OSX but had difficulties with exactly what your question is regarding. If you're savvy enough you could try building it from source:


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:15 AM

Who in the world would want to build something from source on a mac if that's not what the OS was designed for?

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