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Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: IronMac
Date: March 02, 2007 08:04AM
As the Subject line says...which is your favourite FTP program? Free or otherwise?
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: threeprong
Date: March 02, 2007 08:12AM
Transmit or YummyFTP.
Simple but effective.

3P



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2007 08:13AM by threeprong.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: clay
Date: March 02, 2007 08:17AM
Transmit gets my vote hands-down. It's not free, but one of the most useful pieces of software I've ever bought.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: wurm
Date: March 02, 2007 08:26AM
I used rBrowser Lite until recently, when I switched to Cyberduck. Both work perfectly fine and I like the fact that they're free.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: JPK
Date: March 02, 2007 08:31AM
I have used Fetch for years. It does fine for me, but I know a lot of people don't agree with me.

JPK
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: March 02, 2007 08:35AM
I use the free program called 'ftp' in the Mac OS X Terminal.
It gets the job done and it is always there.

There is a similar program called 'ftp' at the Microsoft Windows command line prompt. It behaves almost identically.

I suppose I would call this my favorite primarily because it is the one I use most often, is pretty reliable, and is pretty foolproof. FTP programs with GUI wrappers tend to get bogged down when presented with slow Internet connections and remote directories with many files. The command line 'ftp' is as efficient as it gets.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 02, 2007 08:49AM
Transmit is my favorite, Cyberduck is quite usable and free.
'scp' on the command line gets a bunch done for me in certain situations, as well as rsync via ssh.


I never use plain 'FTP', BTW.
Not if I want to keep my data safe.
SFTP all the way.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: macbeergeek
Date: March 02, 2007 09:01AM
Another vote for Transmit here.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: ArtP
Date: March 02, 2007 09:11AM
Transmit here too....

Very Mac like, works like the Finder plus Panic good company .
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: Buzz
Date: March 02, 2007 09:31AM
Favorite = Transmit
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I'm sensing a trend here...



Sometimes it is what it is...
and then there's times when it's really better.



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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: volcs0
Date: March 02, 2007 09:36AM
I paid for Transmit a long time ago - terrific program... just works.

Panic makes terrific software.



For command line, I also like this:

[www.ncftp.com]

it is a bit more versatile than the built-in FTP command.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: Dakota
Date: March 02, 2007 09:45AM
Does the native osx ftp do secure ftp?
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: Bixby
Date: March 02, 2007 11:09AM
Cyberduck works for me.

Firefox also has an extension that lets you use it for ftp.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 02, 2007 11:17AM
transmit



!#$@@$#!

If there are spelling issues, please pardon, Owen the cat is walking, standing or sleeping on my keyboard.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 02, 2007 12:36PM
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Dakota
Does the native osx ftp do secure ftp?

'Native' OS X sftp does secure ftp.

sftp is a completely separate program and binary.
It is not just ftp over an ssh tunnel.

So, if you want to use secure ftp you have to type 'sftp', unless you alias 'ftp' to '/usr/bin/sftp'.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/2007 12:36PM by Seacrest.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: h'
Date: March 02, 2007 12:39PM
CYberduck. I downloaded 3 or 4 at the recommendation of the forum, and tried them all. It does some things worse than the competition, but it has one killer feature that's the dealbreaker-- it doesn't stop working after 30 days winking smiley
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: March 02, 2007 01:22PM
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Seacrest
I never use plain 'FTP', BTW.
Not if I want to keep my data safe.
SFTP all the way.

Thanks. Good suggestion.

I checked and discovered that my main webhosting company supports sftp so I'll be using that from now on when I can.

I do the bulk of my website updating using the Perl package Net::FTP. I'll have to look into how secure that is and if there is a replacement that gives sftp security.
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Re: Tell Us About Your Favourite FTP Program
Posted by: IronMac
Date: March 02, 2007 01:31PM
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h'
CYberduck. I downloaded 3 or 4 at the recommendation of the forum, and tried them all. It does some things worse than the competition, but it has one killer feature that's the dealbreaker-- it doesn't stop working after 30 days winking smiley

Hahaha!!! Unfortunately, Cyberduck stopped working when it encountered an error in a download earlier this week. Rbrowser's FTP feature is still good after 30 days but I haven't tried it.

I am going to download Transmit and YummyFTP to give them a shot. Thanks everyone and keep it coming. smiling smiley
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