View Full Version : Newbie ftp question....
05-21-2002, 01:35 AM
i created an ftp, anonymous login and all.
my question is: can windows users browse my ftp server with their ftp apps? Or is my ftp restricted to only macintosh users...?
05-21-2002, 01:56 AM
in theory, the internet should be host-architecture blind, and any architecture had oughta be able to access your ftp service, given that all other issues regarding the public visibility of your IP are resolved.
05-21-2002, 02:27 AM
i ask because i am on a LAN, and only macintosh computers are available for me to browse. I can't connect( or even see) the pc's on the network.
is this even close to the same thing?:)
05-23-2002, 01:56 PM
FTP is an application-level protocol for transferring files between two hosts. It sits on top of tcp/ip. It is not at all related to the Volume/Disk sharing that takes place with smb (Windows) or afp (Mac).
The latter use an 'always-on' strategy where they broadcast their existance to the world (or LAN). This is why they showup in Network Neighborhood (Windows) or the Finder. Since Windows and Macs use different protocols, they don't showup in each other's browse lists. There are ways to integrate non-Windows machines into the Windows network, and the most popular is a program called samba. It basically provides the smb protocol for OSes that don't have it built in.
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