I don’t like FTP. Reasons abound, but to list a couple:
- Too complex to configure
- Insecure by default
But lets face it, sometimes you need to set up a quick and dirty FTP server for one-time use. Sure, OS X supports FTP file sharing natively but its a bit clunky because you have to either A) allow Anonymous access, or B) create a user account on your system and set up sharing on it. Lame.
There are many freeware,and shareware FTP clients but not too many servers. After a cursory review of all the offerings on IUseThis, I settled on PureFTPd Manager which is a free and open-source front-end for PureFTPd…and what a great choice I made.
Why does this app rock my socks off?
- Dead simple configuration - nice GUI walks you through everything
- Virtual users - one new system account and endless virtual users it can represent
- Logs and live status updates from GUI
- Uninstalls in a few clicks
- SSL/TLS support