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Allowing all users to access files uploaded to OS X via ftp

When creating a shared FTP folder on Mac OS X, the uploaded files are only accessible by the user who uploaded them. This isn’t much help if there’s a shared ftp upload folder.

There’s fortunately an easy solution:

Create, or edit, /etc/ftpd.conf

Insert the following line into the conf file:

umask all 022

Save, and restart FTP – turn file sharing off and on again in the Sharing prefpane. Make sure share by FTP is re-enabled for the folder in question, when I tested this on two machines this arvo, both machines had unticked “Share via ftp”


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