Cyberdog FTP Client
Not as sexy as http, ftp is still a useful tool. Cyberdog implements it quite well.
Okay, how do I FTP?
- Go to FTP settings, under "Cyberdog Preferences" under the Edit menu.
- The settings are pretty self-explanatory, except I don't know what passive mode ftp is.
- If you do a lot of web work and upload files to a non-Mac server, do not check the box for BinHexing non-text files on upload. This will keep your graphics files graphical...which is what you want for your website.
Okay, I'm set up. Now what?
- Open up a connection to an FTP server, either one on which you have an account (connect as Registered User) or one that supports anonymous connection (connect as Anonymous), using Command-T.
- You'll get a list view of the files and directories. Directories will look like folders with triangles (clickable to expand the directory on that page). Other files will have icons corresponding to their type.
- The interface is completely drag and drop. Or, use the menu commands in the FTP menu.
Ack! I was 4 Megs through a 7 Meg download, and something happened. It's gone! Or is it?
- Cyberdog is a little picky about getting data through. If you end up on a really slow connection, the download can abort.
- Cyberdog also does not support resuming an interrupted download. A real shame, but on a good connection, not generally a problem. Be prepared, though, if you download really big files, to have a connection go bad in the middle.
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