Macintosh FTP

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What is FTP?

File Transfer Protocol is a very common method of moving files between two computers or between a computer and a server. FTP provides users a method of logging into another internet site for the purposes of retrieving and/or sending files.

Using a Browser

Users can browse a public directory by typing "ftp://" followed by the URL into the address bar of a web browser such as Firefox or Safari.

Using an Application

There are a number of free, shareware, and professional FTP applications available for users. Most applications allow users to enter and store login / password details, save bookmarks, and open multiple FTP sessions. The Help Desk does not support any FTP applications and will troubleshoot problems as best effort.
Common FTP Clients include:

Security Concerns

An anonymous FTP is not secure, because it can be accessed by any other user on the internet. Please consult Macintosh Security before using FTP services.

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