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Lynn Appleget-2

Hi,

I am pretty sure I read here recently a list of FTP programs but I can't find it .  Can someone point me to the thread or tell me I am wrong and give possible suggestions.

I have a friend who is new to MAC coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it.


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Re: FTP Programs

Al Varnell
Transmit <https://panic.com/transmit/>
Cyberduck <https://cyberduck.io/>
Yummy FTP Pro <https://www.yummysoftware.com>
Forklift <http://binarynights.com/forklift/>
FileZilla <https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?platform=osx>

Others listed here <https://mac.eltima.com/best-ftp-mac.htmlhttps://mac.eltima.com/best-ftp-mac.html>

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On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 05:32 AM, Lynn Appleget wrote:
> Hi,
> I am pretty sure I read here recently a list of FTP programs but I can't find it .  Can someone point me to the thread or tell me I am wrong and give possible suggestions.
> I have a friend who is new to MAC coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it.
>
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Re: FTP Programs

Dr Digby L. James
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> I am pretty sure I read here recently a list of FTP programs but I can't find it .  Can someone point me to the thread or tell me I am wrong and give possible suggestions.
> I have a friend who is new to MAC coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it.

There’s a short thread started by [hidden email] on 16 September 2014 asking for “a decent, cheap, or free, ftp client for the Mac”. The recommendations were (copied from the thread):

https://cyberduck.io

Terminal and ncftp

http://www.filezilla-project.org

You can mount an ftp server using the Finder. ⌘-K to connect to a server and then type in ftp://user:[hidden email]/ and you can just use the Finder to copy the large file.

To which I’d add:

Fetch (venerable) $29 http://fetchsoftworks.com

Transmit, my personal favourite (https://www.panic.com/transmit/). Cost $45. Just upgraded to version 5.

Wikipedia (if you trust it) has the following summary:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_FTP_client_software

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Re: FTP Programs

Alexander Forbes
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On Sep 8, 2017, at 5:32 AM, Lynn Appleget <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have a friend who is new to MAC coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it. 

I use Fetch. It’s a rugged, reliable and stable FTP client with features adequate to make it versatile: shortcuts, multiple sessions and more, with stable builds on its periodic updates and upgrades.  I bought Cyberduck (App Store, $23.99) at one time, possibly for connection problems that turned out to be a sever issue, not the FTP client. It seemed adequate but I used it only briefly and returned to Fetch.

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Re: FTP Programs

Louise Olson
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On Fri, September 8, 2017 8:43 am, Al Varnell wrote:
> Transmit <https://panic.com/transmit/>
> Cyberduck <https://cyberduck.io/>
> Yummy FTP Pro <https://www.yummysoftware.com>
> Forklift <http://binarynights.com/forklift/>
> FileZilla <https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?platform=osx>
>
> Others listed here
> <https://mac.eltima.com/best-ftp-mac.htmlhttps://mac.eltima.com/best-ftp-mac.html>
>

I've been happily using Yummy for several years.

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Re: FTP Programs

@lbutlr
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On 08 Sep 2017, at 06:32, Lynn Appleget <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I have a friend who is new to MAC

Mac, not MAC (that is something else and it will annoy and possibly confuse Mac people).

> coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it.

The simplest way to use FTP on the Mac is to simply use the Finder to connect to the FTP server via ⌘-K. You can either type in ftp://FtpServerNameOrIPAddress/ and then type the user name and password into the dialog (I use this method because it will save the login information in your keychain if you check the box) or ftp://user:password@server/ which normally works, but may fail depending on the characters in the password.

Unless you are doing a LOT of ftp, there is no reason to pay for ftp software, and there are several free alternatives to just using the Finder. If you do a lot of FTP, then Panic's Transmit is the best one out there, IMO.

A lot off people seem to like Filezilla for reasons that elude me. Yes, it is free, but no, I don't think it's good. Also, their server is Windows only. Like many mozilla things, it looks like it was designed for Windows 95. Be aware that Filezilla will try to set your home page to Yahoo and change your search engine to Yahoo and will also want to install other crapware (so I assume, never having heard of it).

Filezilla has a Pro version that costs $10 and allows you access to Amazon S3.

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Re: FTP Programs

Al Varnell
On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 10:39 AM, @lbutlr wrote:
On 08 Sep 2017, at 06:32, Lynn Appleget wrote:
coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it. 

The simplest way to use FTP on the Mac is to simply use the Finder to connect to the FTP server via ⌘-K. You can either type in ftp://FtpServerNameOrIPAddress/ and then type the user name and password into the dialog (I use this method because it will save the login information in your keychain if you check the box) or ftp://user:password@server/ which normally works, but may fail depending on the characters in the password.

The biggest problem with that is that FTP is very insecure and being rapidly phased out. Unless you are dealing with a closed, secured network you need to transition quickly to a secured version of FTP (SFTP or FTP over SSL/TLS) which the Finder cannot currently accomplish.

-Al-

Unless you are doing a LOT of ftp, there is no reason to pay for ftp software, and there are several free alternatives to just using the Finder. If you do a lot of FTP, then Panic's Transmit is the best one out there, IMO.

A lot off people seem to like Filezilla for reasons that elude me. Yes, it is free, but no, I don't think it's good. Also, their server is Windows only. Like many mozilla things, it looks like it was designed for Windows 95. Be aware that Filezilla will try to set your home page to Yahoo and change your search engine to Yahoo and will also want to install other crapware (so I assume, never having heard of it).

Filezilla has a Pro version that costs $10 and allows you access to Amazon S3.



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Re: FTP Programs

Marilyn Matty
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> On Sep 8, 2017, at 8:32 AM, Lynn Appleget <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I have a friend who is new to MAC coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it.

FireFTP is a free plug in for the Firefox. I haven't used it in a few years, but when I did it worked OK.

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Re: FTP Programs

Randy B. Singer
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On Sep 8, 2017, at 5:32 AM, Lynn Appleget wrote:

> ...give possible suggestions.

If you want a an easy-to-use stand-alone FTP program, check out:

RBrowser (free)
http://www.rbrowser.com/
(will do SFTP)

FileZilla client (free)
http://filezilla-project.org/
(will do SFTP)

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Re: FTP Programs

Doug Hogg
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Over the years, I have bought (and still own) a bunch of FTP programs, but I agree on Panic’s Transmit — I don’t use any of the others.

:-)

Doug

On Sep 8, 2017, at 3:01 PM, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 10:39 AM, @lbutlr wrote:
On 08 Sep 2017, at 06:32, Lynn Appleget wrote:
coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it. 

The simplest way to use FTP on the Mac is to simply use the Finder to connect to the FTP server via ⌘-K. You can either type in ftp://FtpServerNameOrIPAddress/ and then type the user name and password into the dialog (I use this method because it will save the login information in your keychain if you check the box) or ftp://user:password@server/ which normally works, but may fail depending on the characters in the password.

The biggest problem with that is that FTP is very insecure and being rapidly phased out. Unless you are dealing with a closed, secured network you need to transition quickly to a secured version of FTP (SFTP or FTP over SSL/TLS) which the Finder cannot currently accomplish.

-Al-

Unless you are doing a LOT of ftp, there is no reason to pay for ftp software, and there are several free alternatives to just using the Finder. If you do a lot of FTP, then Panic's Transmit is the best one out there, IMO.

A lot off people seem to like Filezilla for reasons that elude me. Yes, it is free, but no, I don't think it's good. Also, their server is Windows only. Like many mozilla things, it looks like it was designed for Windows 95. Be aware that Filezilla will try to set your home page to Yahoo and change your search engine to Yahoo and will also want to install other crapware (so I assume, never having heard of it).

Filezilla has a Pro version that costs $10 and allows you access to Amazon S3.


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Re: FTP Programs

@lbutlr
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On 08 Sep 2017, at 16:01, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 10:39 AM, @lbutlr wrote:
>> On 08 Sep 2017, at 06:32, Lynn Appleget wrote:
>>> coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it.
>>
>> The simplest way to use FTP on the Mac is to simply use the Finder to connect to the FTP server via ⌘-K. You can either type in ftp://FtpServerNameOrIPAddress/ and then type the user name and password into the dialog (I use this method because it will save the login information in your keychain if you check the box) or ftp://user:password@server/ which normally works, but may fail depending on the characters in the password.
>
> The biggest problem with that is that FTP is very insecure and being rapidly phased out.

Oh, I was not recommending anyone use ftp. Ever.

And ftp has been being "phased out" since the early 2000's, so there is no rapidly about it.


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Re: FTP Programs

Al Varnell
On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 10:11 PM, @lbutlr wrote:
On 08 Sep 2017, at 16:01, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 10:39 AM, @lbutlr wrote:
On 08 Sep 2017, at 06:32, Lynn Appleget wrote:
coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it.

The simplest way to use FTP on the Mac is to simply use the Finder to connect to the FTP server via ⌘-K. You can either type in ftp://FtpServerNameOrIPAddress/ and then type the user name and password into the dialog (I use this method because it will save the login information in your keychain if you check the box) or ftp://user:password@server/ which normally works, but may fail depending on the characters in the password.

The biggest problem with that is that FTP is very insecure and being rapidly phased out.

Oh, I was not recommending anyone use ftp. Ever.

??? That's exactly what you did. Secure ftp is not available via Finder.

And ftp has been being "phased out" since the early 2000's, so there is no rapidly about it.

More will be revealed...about to get a lot more rapid.

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Re: FTP Programs

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On 09 Sep 2017, at 00:47, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 10:11 PM, @lbutlr wrote:
>> On 08 Sep 2017, at 16:01, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 10:39 AM, @lbutlr wrote:
>>>> On 08 Sep 2017, at 06:32, Lynn Appleget wrote:
>>>>> coming from PC,  and I cant to send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am used to it.
>>>>
>>>> The simplest way to use FTP on the Mac is to simply use the Finder to connect to the FTP server via ⌘-K. You can either type in ftp://FtpServerNameOrIPAddress/ and then type the user name and password into the dialog (I use this method because it will save the login information in your keychain if you check the box) or ftp://user:password@server/ which normally works, but may fail depending on the characters in the password.
>>>
>>> The biggest problem with that is that FTP is very insecure and being rapidly phased out.
>>
>> Oh, I was not recommending anyone use ftp. Ever.
>
> ??? That's exactly what you did. Secure ftp is not available via Finder.

No. I responded to a request from someone for FTP clients for the Mac.

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Re: FTP Programs

Tom Robinson
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I’ve installed and run many versions of FileZilla on both Mac and Windows, and never encountered that behaviour.

Are you downloading it from the official site?

https://filezilla-project.org/


> On 2017-09-09, at 05:39, @lbutlr <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Be aware that Filezilla will try to set your home page to Yahoo and change your search engine to Yahoo and will also want to install other crapware (so I assume, never having heard of it).




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Re: FTP Programs

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> On Sep 10, 2017, at 5:35 PM, Tom Robinson <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I’ve installed and run many versions of FileZilla on both Mac and Windows, and never encountered that behaviour.
>
> Are you downloading it from the official site?
>
> https://filezilla-project.org/

*I* am not downloading it at all, but I've had to clean up other' machine after they installed Filezilla.

But yes. I just download the Mac client and the Installer first ask to reset search and home page to Yahoo and then asks to install iDoctor.

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/hakr5815730hobj/Screenshot%202017-09-10%2020.18.35.png?dl=0>

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghuvbvefjepl2ak/Screenshot%202017-09-10%2020.18.42.png?dl=0>


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Re: FTP Programs

Al Varnell
When downloaded from this page, I get a g-zipped application, with no installer, therefore no ask to reset anything:
<https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1>

Downloading from this page gives one the bundled installer version:
<https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client>

-Al-

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 07:20 PM, @lbutlr wrote:

>> On Sep 10, 2017, at 5:35 PM, Tom Robinson <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I’ve installed and run many versions of FileZilla on both Mac and Windows, and never encountered that behaviour.
>>
>> Are you downloading it from the official site?
>>
>> https://filezilla-project.org/
>
> *I* am not downloading it at all, but I've had to clean up other' machine after they installed Filezilla.
>
> But yes. I just download the Mac client and the Installer first ask to reset search and home page to Yahoo and then asks to install iDoctor.
>
> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/hakr5815730hobj/Screenshot%202017-09-10%2020.18.35.png?dl=0>
>
> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghuvbvefjepl2ak/Screenshot%202017-09-10%2020.18.42.png?dl=0>



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Re: FTP Programs

Joan Boorstein
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I'm using an 'old' MacBook from 2009 and sftp is built into the OS
(OSX 10.5.8) -- I use it from the command line.  Why not use it?  I
assume it is still part of OSX.

Joan Boorstein

> From [hidden email] Fri Sep  8 08:35:02 2017
> To: TidBITS Talk <[hidden email]>
> From: Lynn Appleget <[hidden email]>
> Subject: FTP Programs
> Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 08:32:49 -0400
>
> Hi,
>
> I am pretty sure I read here recently a list of FTP programs but I
> can't find it .  Can someone point me to the thread or tell me I am
> wrong and give possible suggestions.
>
> I have a friend who is new to MAC coming from PC,  and I cant to
> send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am
> used to it.
>
> Lynn Appleget
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Re: FTP Programs

Al Varnell
I don't have a working Mac that will run 10.5.8 any more, but you are correct that the SFTP process has been distributed with OS X / macOS probably since it's introduction.
But since the OP is looking for an FTP client, I think we all assumed that whatever it was being used with was incapable of SFTP connectivity.

FTP is also an OS X / macOS distributed process through Sierra, but somewhat easier to use in Finder than with Terminal.

-Al-

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 10:58 PM, Joan Boorstein wrote:
I'm using an 'old' MacBook from 2009 and sftp is built into the OS
(OSX 10.5.8) -- I use it from the command line.  Why not use it?  I
assume it is still part of OSX.

Joan Boorstein

From [hidden email] Fri Sep  8 08:35:02 2017
To: TidBITS Talk <[hidden email]>
From: Lynn Appleget <[hidden email]>
Subject: FTP Programs
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 08:32:49 -0400

Hi,

I am pretty sure I read here recently a list of FTP programs but I
can't find it .  Can someone point me to the thread or tell me I am
wrong and give possible suggestions.

I have a friend who is new to MAC coming from PC,  and I cant to
send it to him.  I personally use Fetch but it is just because I am
used to it.

Lynn Appleget



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Re: FTP Programs

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On Sep 10, 2017, at 11:58 PM, Joan Boorstein <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I'm using an 'old' MacBook from 2009 and sftp is built into the OS (OSX 10.5.8) -- I use it from the command line.  Why not use it?  I assume it is still part of OSX.

There are very few FTP servers that support sftp. Most ftp servers I see are either legacy servers that no one is putting forth any effort in or home users setting up a temporary file space for a friend or family member.

(I used ftp for the first time in a long time myself earlier this summer to grab some files from a friend of mine who didn't want to put them on Dropbox. I used the ftp ability of the Finder to connect and copy the files.)

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Re: FTP Programs

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We use the Windows version of FileZilla at work, and it supports sftp, as do some of our clients (who are generally information aggregation institutions or higher education institutions). The installers I've used has no extra cruft, but they're Windows and supplied by our IT department, so that's pretty much irrelevant for home Mac users.

> There are very few FTP servers that support sftp. Most ftp servers
> I see are either legacy servers that no one is putting forth any
> effort in or home users setting up a temporary file space for a
>friend or family member.



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