File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
The instructions below discuss using FTP to transfer files to and from your Homeroom directory. For Anonymous FTP site information, including registering for a directory, follow this link; you will be prompted for your MNA.
Before you begin
Very Important -- Do not delete any files on your Homeroom drive whose name begins with a period (.) These are called "dot" files and are crucial to the smooth operation of your e-mail and other programs (files like .pinerc and .cshrc, etc.).
What is FTP?
FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is a method of electronically transferring computer files. It may be used to transfer files back and forth between your Homeroom Directory and your computer.
How do I ftp?
- From a browser - https://appserve.musc.edu/ftphomeroom/
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- Use the SSH ftp client to connect to Homeroom (more flexibility with multiple files/directory transfers); see next step below.
- Save the file to a folder or your desktop:
SSH is available for Linux, Mac or Windows machines. View Instructions for using SSH
- Double-click on the .exe or .zip file you just saved (it will take you through a setup process and write the files to a directory).
- You'll see two files/applications after the install: SSH Secure Shell Client and SSH Secure File Transfer Client
- Open the SSH File Transfer Client to use the ftp feature
- View Instructions for using SSH and connecting to Homeroom
- Always remember to log out when you've finished transferring files - never leave the connection open when not in use.