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Psuedo-secure FTP file sharing with Windows
Authored by: BeezelNut RaRa on Apr 20, '05 07:13:48AM

A method for pseudo-secure FTP sharing: it's not really secure, but you won't care.

With "FTP Access" enabled on the Mac...
1. Create a new, standard, local user on OS X. I named mine Bill Gates (shortname: bill) and used an easy password.
2. When you are logged into OS X as yourself, drop files in Bill Gates' Drop Box.
3. On Windows, open up Windows explorer and type in:
ftp://bill:password@your.mac.ip.address

Since you've logged in as Bill from the PC, you should be able to browse all of Bill's home folder, and most notably, get the files in Bill's Dropbox.

To Move Files From the PC to the Mac:
1. On the PC, drop files into Bill's Public folder.
2. On the Mac, copy them from Bill's Public folder.

It's exactly the same as others have suggested - thanks - but by creating a new OS X user for the purpose of FTPing, you don't have to worry about compromising your own stuff, or your name and password - just Bill's.



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