Apple OSX FTP access

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Bastiaan, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Bastiaan

    Bastiaan Guest

    I have a few clients who try to connect to the FTP folders on my SBS2003

    FTP works fine for windows users but not for OSX users.
    We have tried several different programs but they all give errors

    I have created a seperate account for testing.
    Created a folder with the same name in the FTP root
    Set it to "modify" rights to make sure it should work in their own FTP

    User logs in with , gets accepted, directed to the
    userfolder but doesn't get the folder listing. No errors popup

    When they drag a file for transfer, they get an error (connection closed/
    could not start transfer etc.) but the file is created in the FTP folder
    with zero bytes.
    They will always be disconnected.

    Any tips how to solve this?

    Thanks Bastiaan
    Bastiaan, Jan 15, 2006
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  2. Hello Bastiaan,

    Thank you for posting to the SBS Newsgroup.

    I understand that your MAC clients cannot access the FTP folders. If I have
    misunderstood your concern, please let me know.

    Since the Windows Users work OK, it should be MAC issue. Due to lack of MAC
    information here, I regret very much having to say that we are unable to
    give further assistance on this field. I suggest that you contact Apple for
    professional support.

    Connecting Mac OS X 10.3 and Higher Clients to a Windows Small Business
    Server 2003 Network

    I really appreciate your time and understanding!

    Best regards,

    Brandy Nee

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  3. Bastiaan

    Eriq Neale Guest

    Bastiaan -

    A few questions: What FTP client are you using to connect to the SBS
    server? Are the Macs connecting from inside or outside the network?
    Are you running ISA on the server?

    Take a look at the Transmit FTP client from Panic
    ( and try toggling the Passive Mode setting in
    the settings for the client.



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    Eriq Neale, Jan 16, 2006
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