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10.7: Enable the FTP server
Authored by: stottm on Aug 05, '11 08:07:49AM

Best to go with SFTP by enabling Remote Login (SSH).

Transmit supports SFTP, you can do it from the command line as well, if you are on another platform such as Windows and you want to SFTP to your Mac, you can use WinSCP or other SFTP free apps.

FTP, Telnet, RSH, etc. All transmit passwords in the clear, and they should be completely removed from service as they are not secure by a long shot.

The only reason for FTP is an anonymous FTP server where you login with uid: anonymous and your email address as the password.

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10.7: Enable the FTP server
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 05, '11 10:41:41AM

Absolutely right. People still use anonymous FTP because it's simpler than setting up an entire (anonymous!) HTTP server if you're just in the business of publishing files.

I would never dream of installing an FTP server which asks for authentication though.

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