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MOUNT_FTP(8)              BSD System Manager's Manual             MOUNT_FTP(8)

     mount_ftp -- mount a FTP filesystem

     mount_ftp [-i] [-o options] ftp://host[:port][/path] node

     The mount_ftp command mounts a FTP-enabled server directory at ftp://host[:port][/path] at the mount
     point indicated by node.

     If the -i option is not used, all the required information to establish a login to the remote server
     must be available in the ftp URL, including username & password if needed.

     The user ID for all files and folders is set to the user's real user ID. The group ID for all files and
     directories is set to unknown, and the permissions default to read and execute for user, group and

     The options are:

     -i      Interactive mode, you are prompted for the username and password if you did not supply one in
             the url.

     -o      Options passed to mount(2) are specified with the -o option followed by a comma separated
             string of options. See the mount(8) man page for possible options and their meanings. The
             rdonly option will be set even if it was not specified because mount_ftp does not allow files
             to be opened with write access on servers.

             The FTP-enabled server directory to mount as a volume. If port is not specified, then port 21
             is used. If path is not specified, then the path "/" is used.

     node    Path to mount point.

     The following example illustrates how to mount the FTP-enabled server directory at the
     mount point /Volumes/mntpnt/

           mount_ftp /Volumes/mntpnt/

     mount(2), unmount(2), mount(8)

     The mount_ftp command first appeared Mac OS X Version 10.2.

     0                  mount_ftp successfully mounted the server directory.

     [ENOENT]           The server directory could not be mounted by mount_ftp because the node path is

     [ENODEV]           The server directory could not be mounted by mount_ftp because it is not FTP-enabled
                        or because it does not exist, or because node does not have proper access.

     [ECANCELED]        The server directory could not be mounted by mount_ftp because the user did not pro-vide provide
                        vide proper authentication credentials.

     mount_ftp only supports mounting read-only.

Mac OS X                         June 6, 2003                         Mac OS X

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