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Remote File Access

The following instructions allow you to access files on your shared drive (homes) from a remote location using SFTP. We also have the option of remote-mounting file shares over the UCSB VPN on select servers.

We recommend Cyberduck (Windows, OS X) and WinSCP (Windows) for free SFTP clients.

Windows and OS X

Cyberduck

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  1. Start Cyberduck, click Open Connection at the top left of the program window.

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  1. Select SFTP from the drop down list

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  1. Fill in the server name, username, and password

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  1. Click Allow, optional check Always, if prompted about the fingerprint.

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Windows

WinSCP

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  1. Start WinSCP. Enter the servername, your username, and password:

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  1. If you are prompted with a key warning, say “Yes”.

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  1. You are now connected. You can drag files to and from WinSCP like any other file folder in Windows.

Notes:

Linux

gFTP

Enter the server name, your username and password, choose SSH2, and click the icon of the 2 computers at the top left of the screen to connect.

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Konqueror

Open Konqueror and in the address bar enter your user name and the server name

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