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MUSC Webserver Instructions - Mac

Note: Macintosh OS 10.4.x (Tiger) is NOT compatible with SMB and will not work with the instructions on this page.

  1. Macintosh OS 10.3 built-in Connect to Server with Samba
  2. DreamWeaver MX 2004 Configure Server for ftp command under Sites
  3. CyberDuck (freeware) sftp application
  4. Publishing your pages

1: from Mac OS 10.3 (or greater)

Under the Go menu, select Connect to Server

In the Server Address window, type smb:// (yourdirectory is the actual name of your site). If you only have access to a folder under the root directory, type in the full path. Then click Connect.

In the SMB/CFIS Filesystem Authentication window:

a. leave Workgroup/Domain blank
b. Username should show your MNA Login in all caps
c. type your MNA password in lower case, and click OK

Your site should now be mounted on your desktop.

2: From Dreamweaver:

Note: This setup is for version Dreamweaver MX 2004.

a. From Dreamweaver main menu, Open Sites -> Manage Sites
b. Click New and Choose FTP & RDS Server
c. Fill out the site as you see above.
d. Click OK
Additional notes: Host directory is the name of your site
Login is your MNA login in all lower case
Password is your MNA password in lower case.
Make sure to click Use passive FTP as this seems to work better with a Macintosh connection.
The URL prefix: field should be automatically filled out for you.

3: From CyberDuck

Note: Cyberduck is a free sftp (secure ftp) program that can be downloaded from here:

CyberDuck, while not necessary for Mac OS 10.3 and above, facililtates some features of sftp and brings a convenient look and feel to the file transfer process. If you're using a Mac OS prior to 10.3, you may be required to use CyberDuck for connectivity.

After downloading and unstuffing CyberDuck, run the application

From the Main CyberDuck window, click New Connection

Fill out CyberDuck window as you see above. Of course, yourdirectory and yourmna should contain the appropriate information. Note that SFTP is chosen (this is a drop-down button). The port should be chosen automatically. Do not add your password to the keychain. Click Connect.

You should now be able to see all of the files in your site (above). Note that by using the Bookmarks view, you can manage more than one site. Also note that the path when using sftp is different from the path when using reqular ftp.

The sftp path is:

Final Step - Publishing:

Whether you use the OS, DreamWeaver, or CyberDuck to move files to a from the development server, remember this important step:

In order to make your files visible on the LIVE server ( you must use the Web Publish page to "push" your pages to publication.

posted by g. spain

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