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Jan 29, 2007, 05:26 PM
 
I'm trying to find a functional FTP program that's free/shareware. Any recommendations?
     
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Jan 29, 2007, 05:54 PM
 
I recommend these:

Free: Cyberduck

Less free: Transmit

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Jan 29, 2007, 05:58 PM
 
Thanks.
     
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Jan 29, 2007, 09:43 PM
 
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Jan 29, 2007, 09:46 PM
 
Another vote for Transmit great app and well worth the price
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Jan 29, 2007, 10:52 PM
 
Good ol terminal
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Jan 30, 2007, 02:36 AM
 
I got a copy of YummyFTP through one of the Mac software giveaways last year and quite like it. Before that I was using Cyberduck.
     
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Jan 30, 2007, 02:46 AM
 
I use cyberduck and find that it works great!
     
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Jan 30, 2007, 09:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by jaydon34 View Post
Good ol terminal
Okay hardcore...share an example of how to use terminal to FTP upload/download?
     
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Jan 30, 2007, 09:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by crazyjohnson View Post
Thanks: I did try to do a search for "FTP" before starting this thread and found no results for some reason.
     
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Jan 30, 2007, 12:35 PM
 
Sorry, I didn't mean to be a jerk. The link gives a nice list. You should certainly try a bunch and see what fits your needs. Also, use sftp if you can. It is more secure. I use Fugu for sftp.

Originally Posted by Z's Mac View Post
Thanks: I did try to do a search for "FTP" before starting this thread and found no results for some reason.
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Jan 30, 2007, 12:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Z's Mac View Post
Okay hardcore...share an example of how to use terminal to FTP upload/download?

ftp ftpsite
cd directory/path
get filename
     
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Jan 30, 2007, 12:56 PM
 
I don't understand why people happily continue to use FTP. STOP!!! Do NOT use FTP! It is insecure, your password is sent in the clear (unless you use the less common FTP with SSL).

Only use it if you don't care about your account possibly being compromised (rather irresponsible), or the servers are behind a firewall restricting connections from the outside world. Otherwise, if your host only provides FTP, switch. Anonymous FTP is fine.

It is 2007, people should NOT be sending passwords in the clear, period.
     
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Jan 31, 2007, 01:14 AM
 
/usr/bin/ftp
     
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Jan 31, 2007, 10:39 PM
 
I'll throw in a vote for Transmit. I love it enough that instead of going for a different, free app, I laid down the $$ for it.
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Jan 31, 2007, 11:04 PM
 
Cyberduck is cool, it has SFTP support too.
     
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Jan 31, 2007, 11:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I don't understand why people happily continue to use FTP. STOP!!! Do NOT use FTP! It is insecure, your password is sent in the clear (unless you use the less common FTP with SSL).

Only use it if you don't care about your account possibly being compromised (rather irresponsible), or the servers are behind a firewall restricting connections from the outside world. Otherwise, if your host only provides FTP, switch. Anonymous FTP is fine.

It is 2007, people should NOT be sending passwords in the clear, period.
Post a thread in the feeback.
     
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Feb 1, 2007, 12:04 AM
 
YummyFTP

I use to use Transmit, but it has an issue with deleting files off our server, if you edit files directly on the server through BBEdit/Textwrangler, and I've been waiting for about 7 months for them to return my call on the issue so... They have been replaced.
     
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Feb 1, 2007, 10:14 AM
 
I use Transmit and have been VERY happy with it. Cyberduck is also good.
     
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Feb 1, 2007, 11:46 PM
 
Another vote for Transmit.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:55 AM
 
I use "FUGU".

its competely free and it has everything i need and has a nice gui frontend. I have never had any problems with this app.

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Feb 2, 2007, 11:02 AM
 
I've tried a ton of FTP/SFTP apps, and Cyberduck has been my favorite by far.
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 12:58 PM
 
cyberduck first choice

fugu second choice

both free
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