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Fetch and Home FTP Server (2 posts)

  • Started 10 years ago by keeleefeefee
  • Latest reply 10 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 10 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 10 years ago #


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