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  • Started 19 years ago by almci
  • Latest reply 19 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • almci Member

    good day...
    I would like to ftp files from my laptop to my home comp when im out of town. I have Fetch on both machines, how can i do this?
    any help would be appreciated.

    Posted 19 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It isn't all that easy to do this. Some things you'll need:

    1) Your home computer will need FTP server software. OS X includes an FTP server program. On Mac OS 8 and 9 you can run NetPresenz, Rumpus Pro, CrushFTP, or something similar.

    2) Your home computer will need to be on and connected to the Internet.

    3) If your home computer connects to the Internet through a router that does Network Address Translation (NAT) (for example, in order to share your Internet connection with more than one computer) you will have to use the router's port mapping feature to direct port 21 (the FTP port) to your home computer.

    4) You will need a static IP address from your ISP or else need to register a dynamic DNS name; for more information see .

    Another option you might look into is Timbuktu from Netopia ( ). I think it may have some features for dealing with issues #3 and #4, and it lets you control the remote computer as well as transfer files.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 19 years ago #

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