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Authored by: MaxMarino on Aug 31, '02 11:15:54AM
Since I do not see (yet) an authentication login panel to connect on the ftp server from the Finder I would be very scared if it had open in Write mode. You access anonymously: I bet the server allows those connections as being Read-Only and nothing more.
I use ftp as FTP program. The finder makes for navigation and retrieve of files very easy. Dragging a folder from the Finder on to the terminal window allows me to operate effortlessly even on the deepest directory tree: no need to type long locations.
I got no looks/slow-downs or other things like that. Maybe next releases will allow to authenticate on ftp servers as well. For the time being what I do see is steps in the right directions.
Too bad some people have look-ups. It should not happen.
I got reading here and there in various forums that people tend to not install Developers Tools and some even say they have not allowed BSD system being updated because they use a Mac not a Unix computer.
Not claiming that anyone here is doing this but ftp (and other services) is not Mac stuff, it needs - in order to work properly - a fully fledged Unix environment with libraries and all. Have you tried looking on the Console logs to see why the look-ups crashes happen?
I even read about people complaining about gcc compilers not working (for example on Fink mailing lists), or trying out ssh, telnet, etc, but knew nothing about Developer Tools and such. :}

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FTP Finder
Authored by: ahole on Nov 22, '02 05:15:37AM

er... well:
or ftp://user@server/
and wait for password prompt

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