How do I setup and FTP Server on a Mac running Leopard.

How do I setup an FTP Server on a Mac running Leopard? I want to be able to FTP into the Mac machine from a Windows workstation.

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vreyesiiAsked:
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bswinnertonCommented:
This should help you out. FTP access is built into the OS:

http://kb.iu.edu/data/ajoh.html
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bswinnertonCommented:
It may be a little different from above.  Go to System Preferences > Sharing > File Sharing.  Enable that and go to options and check the box that says share files and folders via FTP
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vreyesiiAuthor Commented:
I followed your directions, and File Sharing is set to on. However, when I go to the Windows workstation, and from a internet explorer window I type the internal ip address of the FTP server I am not able to connect. I get a "page cannot be displayed message". What else must I do to configure FTP?
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bswinnertonCommented:
Is this computer within your local network?  If not, you must unblock both port 20 and 21 from your firewall to get access from outside of your local network.

If it is inside your network, try also checking the smb checkbox in sharing.  Then in windows go to windows explorer and type \\ipaddress here (e.g. \\192.168.1.1)
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vreyesiiAuthor Commented:
It is inside the network. I also checked the smb checkbox in sharing and that did not work either. Also I believe that if I just do a for example \\1.1.1.1 That is not a FTP connection that is just a network using the windows workgroup. I want to FTP into the mac computer.
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bswinnertonCommented:
My apologies, yes that is correct it is NFS when you use \\.  I misread your post.  Can you try FTP'ing from in windows explorer to ftp://username@ipaddress and see what it says?
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vreyesiiAuthor Commented:
I tried the way that you stated and I get an error message "Windows cannot access this folder". Am I missing another configuration change?
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
On your Windows PC .. are you using an FTP client application??  It sounds like you are trying to do it in Windows Explorer, which gives you no feedback or logging which makes it harder to see what is going on.

Assuming you've enabled the FTP Sharing service in OSX you'll have the IP address listed in that dialog box.  To do this, check the File Sharing box in the Sharing Preferences, then click Options and enable FTP (it will reveal the ftp protocol and IP address of the Mac.

1. Get a proper FTP client for Windows ... like FileZilla - http://filezilla-project.org/download.php
2. Create a new connection in FileZilla with the IP address of the Mac, you'll need the username and password  you use to connect to the Mac.

You can connect from Windows to Macs via
SMB ... you use the following in any Windows Explorer address bar    \\192.168.1.1\username  (where IP address is your Macs IP and username is the one you log in with)
FTP .. you use  the following in any Windows Explorer address bar  ftp://192.168.1.1 (it will prompt you with the username and password of the Mac to login)
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vreyesiiAuthor Commented:
Today I am going to try your suggesting on using FileZilla as a FTP client for windows. However, I did try ftp://x.x.x.x from the Windows machine into the Mac and that did not work. Also I do have the FTP sharing service enabled in the OSX system. I will try what you suggested and get back to you today with the results.

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vreyesiiAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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elmassreyCommented:
dear  vryesii
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I hoppe it work
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