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Mornin all

I'd like to use FTP to access all my files when I'm away from home (up to a couple of weeks at a time). I have an iMac at home with a couple of Lacie 1TB hard drives and a PowerBook G4 that I take around with me.

Do I need to get an OSX server or is there software that can make my iMac accessible

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There is FTP built into OSX. Open System Preferences and go to Sharing and under services put a check-mark by FTP. When you hi-light FTP it will tell you the address of your computer. Make sure if you have a Hardware Firewall that you enable access to port 21 & 22. I have used it a few times on one of my macs.

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are you plugged directly into a router or just the straight modem? also if you are using a router, what type and model?

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Also be aware that some ISPs do block those ports.

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are you plugged directly into a router or just the straight modem? also if you are using a router, what type and model?
You have to be plugged into any/either one of them to be able to access to computers if you're using ftp. :black:

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