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Although the mounting of FTP servers using "Connect to Server" doesn't work well in 10.2 (see this hint), I found today that clicking a link of type "ftp://...", at least in Mail, worked correctly. The server appeared as a mounted disk on my desktop, and I could browse and copy as in a normal finder window. I haven't tried this in any other apps, because I don't want to bring my system down, so try at your own risk!

[Editor's note: I'm not sure if this is any more stable than the currently troublesome Finder FTP browsing, or if the hint author happened to get one link which worked correctly. I'm not going to test it myself, for I've had nothing but problems with this feature in 10.2 on both my machines. Rumor has it that it works much much better in the (due any day now) 10.2.1 update.]
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works in Entourage X
Authored by: meancode on Sep 16, '02 01:17:33PM

i use Entourage X, and a ftp://.... link started the FTP download session in the Finder, instead of taking it to Mozilla. this was interesting, never seen that before. but it worked, and the transfer rate was rather good. i tested this with some FTP downloads that i sent myself and it did the same thing every time, downloads via FTP through the Finder. and rather quickly i might add (of course i have 1.5 Mb ASDL :*) i, unlike rob, have had no problems mounting, browsing, and copying content from a mounted FTP volume. its a shame you cannot copy anything TO the FTP volume :(

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Authored by: etrepum on Sep 16, '02 03:51:55PM

I can confirm that it does work much better in 10.2.1, I'm running the latest seed (6D51) on my powerbook. However, it is still read-only regardless of access priviledges.

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Authored by: jfane on Sep 16, '02 08:48:32PM

i'm running 6D50 (10.2.1 dev seed about a week old) and the ftp connections from the finder are no better for me. I can ftp into one server, but can't navigate directories, and yet another just hangs during the authentication. Of the 10 servers i've tried to connect to, about 3 worked. Sucks. Netfinder did this quite well under OS9.

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