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Apple Mac OS X FAQ
Tuesday, July 09, 2002
 
Upload files via FTP using IE
A few months ago someone asked me how to upload files via FTP using IE and, never actually having had the need to (Fetch is great), I told them I didn't know. I found all kinds of help file stuff on how to download files but nothing on uploads. I then re-discovered drag and drop. Do it all of the time in Fetch, thought, well, why not in IE, they copy everybody else's good ideas... And, of course, that worked.
 
Share any folder or volume via Filesharing!
Click a folder and select File -> Sharing, set your options, and go. With OS X, that functionality seems to have disappeared. According to Apple, we need OS X Server for this, but that is not so. Here's how you can create your very own share points in Mac OS X:

1. Open NetInfo Manager and authenticate.
2. Create a new subdirectory in /config/SharePoints/ (click on config, then on SharePoints, then select Directory -> New Subdirectory).
3. Set the name value to be what you'd like the share to be called (double-click on the Value column next to name).
4. Add a new property (Directory -> New Properyt) and name it directory_path.
5. Add a new value for directory_path. The value needs to be the path of the folder or volume (for example, /Users/username/Pictures).
6. Save your changes in NetInfo.
7. In the Finder, set the privileges on the folder or volume you'll be sharing. Do Show Info, then Privileges, and pick what you like -- Drop Box, Read Only, etc.
8. Stop and restart the AFP Server from the Sharing preferences panel.
9. Connect from a client and they will see the new share.
Notes: Users with admin privledges may not see the new share point, since they can see all volumes from the top anyway. Also, if you share items with spaces anywhere in the path, do not quote or otherwise escape the spaces when you add the directory_path into netinfo. If the volume being shared is read only (a CD ROM, for example), then just skip step seven.

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