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
- Start Cyberduck, click Open Connection at the top left of the program window.
- Select SFTP from the drop down list
- Fill in the server name, username, and password
- Click Allow, optional check Always, if prompted about the fingerprint.
- Start WinSCP. Enter the servername, your username, and password:
- If you are prompted with a key warning, say “Yes”.
- You are now connected. You can drag files to and from WinSCP like any other file folder in Windows.
- Use Ctrl-Alt-H to show or hide hidden files
- If you see two panes, and want to switch to the one pane view, go to Options -> Preferences -> Interface -> Explorer and restart WinSCP
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.
Open Konqueror and in the address bar enter your user name and the server name