Enabling ssh, sftp and ftp servers on MacOS

From here, you can enable ssh and sftp servers on MacOS from System Preferences/Sharing, and enabling the ‘Remote Login’ option.

To enable an ftpd server, run:

sudo -s launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist

One Reply to “Enabling ssh, sftp and ftp servers on MacOS”

  1. Hi Kevin -noticed your posting when trying to use ftp / via ethernet to xfer photos from Nikon to MAC; no luck so far; set sharing per your advice to remote login; which gave me an address of “ssh robertedler@″ the Nik failed to connect?
    On the Nikon side I selected SFTP, gave the address above, PASV disabled, Port 22, Proxy Server No; destination file I simply typed Pictures/RAW; the error was listed as FTP? Any ideas? Thanks much… Bob

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