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Fetch and Home FTP Server (2 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by keeleefeefee
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • keeleefeefee Member


    I've used Fetch in the past for downloading from distant servers.

    I now have an older mac with lots of room for large hard drives, so I want to archive some of my DV footage there ... but file sharing limits me to transferring files over 2 GB.

    Can I use Fetch to send large files from my iMac (running Panther) to the older mac (running OS 9.1)? I have the computers tied via gigabit ethernet.

    If so, how do I make this happen?



    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    The primary thing you would need is FTP server software to run on the old Macintosh.

    However, while Fetch would be able to transfer files larger than 2 GB, Mac OS 9 FTP servers may very well have the same 2 GB limitation. You'd have to investigate and find out.

    Some Mac OS FTP servers with Mac OS 9 versions are:
    NetPresenz 4.1 -
    Rumpus -
    Crush FTP -

    It would probably be better if you could upgrade the old Mac to Mac OS X, or consider using an external hard drive instead.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #


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