Failed to connect to the server. The server reports the following message:
Cannot connect to FTP Server, check settings
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I'm lost here trying to figure out how to enable the LevelTen Apps to install via ftp.
LevelTen support directed me to this link:
Setup FTP access on your OSX machine. (its from 2001... ) the sharing on OS Lion is different & I'm on a comcast cable connection..shouldn't be a problem though, right.. ;

On the Mamp blog I found this post:
FYI - this will not work with OSX Lion, as FTP is disabled by default and no longer available in the system preferences. Use the Apple solution below to configure it via Terminal:

The Mamp blog shows the 'sharing' on preferences :

I cannot get beyond this point .. Anyone have any direction they can offer?
I'll continue to work through this.. Would love to leverage the power of being able to use your profiles.. I appreciate all the work you've put into this..
thank you.



randallknutson’s picture

See for how to set up your server to install.

If you are simply trying to install on your laptop to try out a demo you can just set your sites directory to writeable with 'chmod -R 777 sites'

This should not be done on a production server but is great for demoing the functionality.

randallknutson’s picture

Status: Active » Fixed

I've added more detailed instructions on the main page for how to install on a laptop.

jackhutton’s picture

thanks randall.. I saw this.. went through those steps..and will do it again .. paying closer see if I can get my ftp to work locally..
thanks for your eye..

jackhutton’s picture

Randall.. thank you.. When i read the command above.. I interpreted the sudo chmod -R 777 sites to be "chmod - R" a space before the 'R' .. the app ran / installed / updated and added test content..
Really appreciate your responsiveness & patience.

alexweber’s picture

I was about to ask the same thing, awesome, thanks! :)

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.