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Point Safari to your favorite ftp site by typing in the location window ftp://yourftp.com or by clicking on an ftp link.

Safari hands the request off to the Finder's "Connect to Server" feature and you get desktop access to whatever site you're looking at!

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FTP calls Chimera
Authored by: GeCo on Jan 08, '03 10:56:08AM

I tried this and Safari passes the FTP link to Chimera, my default browser, instead of mounting the volume. I changed my default browser in Safari's prefs from Chimera to itself but still same result - in 10.2.3.

Observation: Safari does seem marginally faster than Chimera in page loads and doesn't have window redraw problems with quicktime movies.



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Re: Safari mounts FTP sites in the Finder
Authored by: leebennett on Jan 08, '03 11:51:24AM

but the finder still does not let you upload/modify files. grrrrr



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JEdit FTP plug-in is handy
Authored by: temelcoff on Jan 30, '03 09:24:01PM

For a free way to upload and modify files on a FTP server without using the Terminal ftp utility try installing JEdit and installing the FTP plug-in. Works great for me. Can't seem to delete files on the server though, except through command line FTP in Terminal.



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Safari and FTP site
Authored by: glennmurtagh on Apr 19, '04 06:27:23PM

Does anyone know why i get permissions error when trying to upload to a ftp site using Safari? I can use Transmit and it works fine, and also on a dreaded PC it works with IE (drag and drop) with the same account and password. Thanks.



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Safari and FTP site
Authored by: hexghost on Apr 19, '04 06:48:30PM

Because, as the parent post says, OSX mounts it as a read-only volume.



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Safari and FTP site
Authored by: PeteVerdon on May 31, '04 01:31:31PM

Why the hell does it do that?

KDE, and even Windows, mount FTP servers read-write, so why not OS X? I upload to FTP servers more often than I download. It seems nonsensical for native FTP to be read-only.



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Interarchy
Authored by: aranor on Jan 08, '03 09:47:17PM

It seems to pass it off to whatever's marked as the default FTP client (I have no idea how that's set). For me, that was Interarchy.



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CHimera..
Authored by: Fuzzle on Jan 09, '03 01:26:25AM

Chimera does this too...at least for me



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Change default FTP client
Authored by: inik on Jan 09, '03 04:29:21PM

The default FTP client can be changed in Internet Explorer in the protocol helpers preferences. Stupid that there's no system-wide way to do this as there was in OS 9.



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Change default FTP client for Safari from Internet Explorer
Authored by: d-gen on Jan 14, '03 05:38:18PM

Yes, there's no Internet Config like in the old OS9 days so it is enfuriating to have to use MS software to change a global parameter that Safari uses by default.

I had my FTP helper set to Fetch, and after installing Safari for the first time it retained my preference. Now I have to launch explorer to change the FTP helper for Safari, and there's no third party app to do it - stupid huh?



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Change default FTP client for Safari from Internet Explorer
Authored by: surfsofa on May 02, '03 07:27:34AM

I checked recently modified files after changing this pref in IE
and the following two files were modified :

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.internetconfig.plist
~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist

So I'm guessing it might be possible to edit one of these to give
the desired effect - ie. changing the system-wide handler for
FTP.

I'm not expert enough to advise further, maybe someone else
could pick-up here?



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Safari mounts FTP sites in the Finder
Authored by: macbiff on Mar 13, '03 12:14:46PM

abit late but i accidentally set the ftp helper to Safari and it isn't working out properly and i want to switch back to the Finder...but I can't seem to set it using Internet Explorer...Finder can't be selected...

any suggestion?



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Safari mounts FTP sites in the Finder
Authored by: shagstlm on Dec 09, '03 01:38:34AM
if you modify the file ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LauncherServices.plist by going into the terminal and typing emacs ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LauncherServices.plist do a ctrl-s and type ftp if it isn't the first item just hit ctrl-s and you'll find it eventually...it will look like
<key>U:ftp</key>
go down to where it says
<string>"yourftpclientname"</string>
change that to
<string>com.apple.finder</string>
then go down to the bottom of the group to where it says
<string>"yourftpclientname"</string>
change that to
<string>MACS</string>
hit ctrl-x ctrl-s and you are set to go you can verify that it was changed by looking at the IE preferences or the prefpane "More Internet" Always before you do anything to these files make a backup incase something goes wrong just copy the backup back into the folder and replace the messed up item...hope it works for ya chris

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