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SECURE FILE TRANSFER

All Smith network file servers support only secure file transfer. Why is this important?

Whenever you upload files to a server or download files from a server, your computer and the server use a set of communication rules called File Transfer Protocol, or FTP for short, to manage the transfer.

  • Non-secure FTP programs do not encrypt your password or files, leaving them vulnerable to hackers during the transfer process.

  • Secure FTP programs encrypt your passwords and files before the transfer, providing greater security during the transfer.  When the files reach the receiving end, they are automatically decrypted and can be accessed as usual.

Accessing Files on Your Network Drive
Whether you're working off-campus or in a Smith residence house, this document explains how to securely transfer files back and forth between your computer and your Smith network drive (H: drive on a PC or Home directory on a Mac) using Core FTP, Fetch, and Fugu.

Secure File Transfer for Web Developers
This document explains how to create a secure connection for downloading and uploading website files in Adobe Contribute and Adobe Dreamweaver.

Core FTP LE: Secure File Transfer for Windows Users

Core FTP LE is a secure file transfer program that allows you to safely transfer files between a Windows computer and a networked file server. This document explains how to install and use the program.

Fetch: Secure File Transfer for Mac Users
Fetch is a file transfer program for Mac OS X that can be used to transfer files between your computer and a webserver or network drive. Fetch supports both File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), and allows a networked Macintosh to transfer files with any connected machine that supports FTP or SFTP.

Staff & Faculty: SSH Secure Shell & Secure File Transfer for Windows
Secure Shell Client is a terminal emulation program that replaces PowerTerm. SFTP is a secure file transfer program that allows you to safely transfer files between a Windows computer and a networked file server. This document explains how to install and use Secure Shell Client & Secure File Transfer on a networked Windows computer.

Students: SSH Secure Shell Client & Secure File Transfer for Windows
Secure Shell Client is a terminal emulation program that replaces PowerTerm. SFTP is a secure file transfer program that allows you to safely transfer files between a Windows computer and a networked file server. This document explains how to install and use Secure Shell Client & Secure File Transfer on a student Windows computer.

Terminal: SSH for Mac OS X
Terminal is a utility that gives you direct access to the command line in Mac OS X. This document explains how to use Terminal to make an SSH connection to a remote host.



Using Portable Storage Devices
At one time all PCs and Macs came with a floppy disk drive, but that is no longer the case. In place of floppies, users now have many different types of storage devices to choose from. This document will help you decide which storage device will best accommodate your files and the way you work.

Using a Jump Drive
Copying Data to a Compact Disc Using Roxio Easy CD Creator for Windows
Burning Files to Disc on a Mac  NEW!

Using Dropboxes to Exchange Files
When staff and faculty need to transfer a file to another employee at Smith, they can send it as an email attachment (unless it is too large) or they can put it in the other person's dropbox. All staff and faculty have a personal dropbox on their server.


 

 


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