Enable FTP Server

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There is already an FTP server on the AppleTV just waiting to be activated. It's relatively simple to do so. Cut and paste the seperate code blocks into a terminal window:

Give super-user privileges:

sudo -s


Write the FTP configuration file:

cat <<EOT > /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
        <key>Label</key>
        <string>com.apple.ftpd</string>
        <key>Program</key>
        <string>/usr/libexec/ftpd</string>
        <key>ProgramArguments</key>
        <array>
                <string>ftpd</string>
                <string>-l</string>
        </array>
        <key>Sockets</key>
        <dict>
                <key>Listeners</key>
                <dict>
                        <key>Bonjour</key>
                        <true/>
                        <key>SockServiceName</key>
                        <string>ftp</string>
                </dict>
        </dict>
        <key>inetdCompatibility</key>
        <dict>
                <key>Wait</key>
                <false/>
        </dict>
</dict>
</plist>
EOT


Reload that configuration file after changing it:

launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist


Simple as that. It should start working right away.

ATV Take 2 FTP

To enable FTP server in ATV Take 2 you will also need to copy the following file which is missing in Take 2: ftpd.

Copy it from /usr/libexec/ftpd (tiger) to the same location on the ATV. Don't forget to chmod +x ftpd