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PureFTPd Manager

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Open source; $0

Current Version: 1.8 (November 13, 2009)

PureFTPd Manager is a simple Cocoa frontend to PureFTPd, "a free (BSD), secure, production-quality and standard-conformant FTP server based upon Troll-FTPd", for Mac OS X. PureFTPd Manager bundles pureftpd 1.0.18 for both Jaguar (10.2.x) and pureftpd 1.0.21 for Panther/Tiger (10.3.x, 10.4.x).

Version 1.8 - the first release in almost two (!) years - adds/changes the following:

  • PureFTPd Manager 1.8 is out. It has successfully been tested with Mac OS 10.6. It's really a very small update targetting Mac OS 10.6 specifically but you can install it on 10.4 and 10.5 too. Also, I'm thinking about dropping support for Mac OS 10.2 and 10.3. Please mail me if you'll be affected. Again, I'd also like to thank you all for your patience and all your kind emails.

The online release notes have more details.

Please note that the download below includes separate versions for Mac OS X 10.2/10.3 and Mac OS X 10.4.

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Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.

Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.

Built Into Mac OS X

Mac OS X has a huge amount of TCP/IP-based server software built into it that I don't specifically cover here. Your "Sharing" Preference Pane allows you to enable and disable these services with a click of the mouse. The software running behind the scenes to provide many of these services is generally of the open source variety. The standard release of Mac OS X includes, among many others:

  • Apache httpd (web server; enabled via the Sharing Preference Pane).
  • Postfix (mail server; see Mac OS X Hints for more information).
  • tnftpd (FTP server; enabled via the Sharing Preference Pane).
  • OpenSSH (Secure Shell server; enabled via the Sharing Preference Pane via "Remote Login" but additionally configurable via selected applications listed on this page).
  • BIND (Domain Name System server; see Mac OS X Hints for more information).
  • Samba (Windows file sharing; enabled via the Sharing Preference Pane).
  • XFree86 (X Window server; enabled via the "X11" application in your "Utilities" folder, if you elected to install it with Mac OS X).

Of course, Mac OS X Server includes many more, in addition to offering more recent versions of many of the above servers.

Related Links

Graham Orndorff has written a superb collection of articles on setting up email servers and secure email clients on Mac OS X.

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!