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  fsa2110 (Profile)
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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:50 am
I use a Performa 5200 for running MESA. An application by AKAI to edit their 90's generation of SCSI equipped samplers. So naturally I nede a god way of transferring samples from my Mac Mini to the performa.

I do not have much experience in these matters, so I figured FTP would be the easiest way, since it is available on most platforms. Maybe this is obvious, but it took me some time to figure out, and maybe others can use this information.

This is what I did...

You need: A modern mac connected to a router (airport Express on my case) and an ethernet equipped vintage mac (sonic systems ethernet card in my case) connected to the same router.

In osx 10.7 and up, ftp is not available in the file sharing preferences. It is however still there but you have to start it from terminal like this:
sudo -s launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist

To stop the ftp services from running you type this in terminal:
sudo -s launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist

Now your mac is running a ftp server.

On your vintage mac download the ftp client Fetch from here:

Install Fetch and start the application.
"Add new connection" Will pop up.
Now type in your information:

Host: IP adress ( in my case)
Username: Your log-in name on your modern mac
Password: Your password for your modern mac
Directory: /users/computername

That's it! Now your vintage mac has access to files on your modern mac without using AppleTalk that your modern mac does not understand.

God luck!

  feeef (Profile)
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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:07 am
Thank you fsa2110 !
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