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First off, I am not familiar with Macs whatsoever.

Anyway, I created an ftp site for a graphics/billboard company in my area for customers to upload thier files. It works fine for windows systems, but when a Mac machine tries to access it, not only does it ask for "userid" and "password", it asks for "account". I cannot figure out what I should have them put in this area. I have tried leaving it blank, and also tried putting the userid in here as well, but niether works. ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated as 75% of thier customers are MAC users. Thanks! 8)

By the way, I am using TYPsoft FTP server on there server and the person trying to access the site on the Mac is using OS 9.2 she says...
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M...A...C...????? What's that? :roll:
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*watches the tumbleweed fly past this thread*

Sorry, don't mean to make fun of mac users, and I can't help, so I'll just add this to bump the thread for ya. Hopefully somebody can help. :)
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What FTP client is installed on Mac OS 9. Fetch?
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You should strongly encourage this person to upgrade to OS X. The difference is night and day. (Although, I'm not suggesting this now as a cure to this particular problem.)
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LOL, :lol: I am not a Macintosh user either, lol, that is why I was hoping somebody here might be able to help. I have actually gotten it working to the point that they can get into it, but when they frag a file over it just tries to open it rather than copy it.

I am just using the web browser (internet explorer), not an FTP client, the company wants to keep it as simple as possible for there customers.
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...but when they frag a file over it just tries to open it rather than copy it.

I am just using the web browser (internet explorer), not an FTP client, the company wants to keep it as simple as possible for there customers.


What do you mean they frag a file and it tries to open it. What do you mean by frag? what it... the macintosh, or IE?

If the company wants it simple, then they must leave FTP clients to the real FTP clients. Web browser FTP implementations are absolutely terrible! Truly simple would be a web form that they could use to post files.

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I think what he means by frag, is that the Doom guy is wandering around witha BFG shootin' all his files....

Or maybe it was a typo for "drag" :)
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lol again, sorry it was a typo, I meant drag. Basically though, the conclusion I have come down too, is that the MAc Browser doesn't support going directly to an FTP site, I finally got personal access to a MAc and downloaded Fetch, it worked flawlessly when I did this.
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Ok, now everything makes sense. Yup, Fetch is the favourite FTP client for Macs.

Hopefully you won't have to deal with resourse forks and line endings. Good luck. :-)

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