Lion FTPD Enable
Lion FTPD Enable
1.3

5.0

Lion FTPD Enable free download for Mac

Lion FTPD Enable

1.3
19 July 2013

Enable and disable ftpd on OS X 10.7 Lion.

Overview

Lion FTPD Enable is a an Applescript Cocoa application to enable and disable ftpd on OS X 10.7 Lion and later. Beginning with OS X 10.7, Apple removed the GUI to control the ftpd service as it is seen as a security risk. Apple wasn't thinking about users who own scan-to-FTP-capable network printers and scanners. Many users send documents to their Mac by FTP. ftpd-enable is a menubar icon that has a pulldown menu to enable or disable ftpd. You must provide an admin account and password to actually enable or disable ftpd but no password is required to run the app. If ftpd is running, a green unlocked padlock icon appears. If ftpd is disabled a red locked padlock icon appears. A yellow icon means ftpd is running at the moment. It is normal for the icon to stay yellow for up to a minute after ftpd-enable launches. The about dialog is self-dismissing and includes a button for help and a donate button. Tested in OS X 10.7, 10.7.1 through 10.9. Starting with version 1.2, the app uses launchctl to allow ftpd to automatically launch when needed. Donations appreciated!

What's new in Lion FTPD Enable

Version 1.3:
  • Now supports Gatekeeper and can be run in OS X 10.7 or later under the "App Store and Known Developers" security setting.
  • Reports multiple IP addresses if you have them and rechecks IP address whenever you pick "about."

5 Lion FTPD Enable Reviews

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rspeed
26 August 2011

Most helpful

If you think you need this product, you are probably wrong. SFTP is better than FTP in every way, and it can be enabled by simply checking "Remote Login" in the Sharing panel of System Preferences.
Like (3)
Version 0.3.2
jmalloy
25 September 2012
So simple, works great, and solved the problem with scan to FTP on our Xerox Docucolor!
Like (1)
Version 1.2
nobody2011
24 October 2011
aktivieren/activate sudo -s launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist deaktivieren/deactivate sudo -s launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist
Like (3)
Version 1.1
rspeed
26 August 2011
If you think you need this product, you are probably wrong. SFTP is better than FTP in every way, and it can be enabled by simply checking "Remote Login" in the Sharing panel of System Preferences.
Like (3)
Version 0.3.2
1 answer(s)
Pirx
Pirx
20 July 2013
Right! Thats what I was thinking.
Like
hwgray
17 August 2011
It works very well. It'a generous gift from its author.
Like (2)
Version 0.2
R0kdotorg
15 August 2011
Dirt simple. Run enable ftpd to start scanning documents to your mac via ftp. Run disable ftpd when finished. No dialogs. Nothing to click on. Just works.
Like (2)
Version 0.1
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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