Hampshire's mail and file servers enable users to publish web pages, back up data, and share files with others. The list below explains which servers are available for each type of user and what to store on them. Below that are available methods of connecting to Hampshire servers. Click on the appropriate link at left for detailed instructions on how to connect to the servers mentioned below.
Please remember that most servers have a quota (size limit) for each user's space. For more information about quotas and limits for each type of user, please visit the quotas page. For more information on what to back up and how, please see the Back up Your Data page.
Connect from On Campus:
Windows Explorer or Mac Finder: When on campus you can connect directly to servers, using Windows Explorer or Mac Finder to drag and drop your files. This method is available to students, faculty, and staff on 'home' for an individual's documents or 'newmisserver' for departmental documents.
Connect from Off Campus:
Faculty and staff can request VPN access, or use the methods below.
Students and alums can use the following methods:
Secure Copy (SCP) and Secure File Transfer Protocal (SFTP): SCP and SFTP are more secure replacements for FTP. They are used to transfer files securely to and from your computer and a remote server. We recommend the two following easy to use "point and click" interface programs.
For Macs, Fugu is an open source SFTP, SCP, and SSH program. It is available for download on Hampshire's Public Software pages.
For Windows computers, WinSCP is an open source SFTP, SCP, and FTP client. It is available for download on Hampshire's Public Software pages.
Secure Shell (SSH) Secure shell (SSH) is a command line terminal application that allows you to manage files and folders on a remote server. You use Unix commands to make, change, or remove directories or to list, copy, move, rename, and delete files and folders. (See Unix and Linux Basics for instructions on how to use these commands.)
For Macs, secure shell can be used in the built-in Mac OS X Terminal application.
For Windows, you'll need to download and install a program. PuTTY is a free SSH client application for Windows. This download also includes other utilities such as PSFTP, which is a command line SFTP application. Download the installer by going to Hampshire's Public Software pages.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
FTP is not available to students on 'stout' for security reasons. See the documentation for SCP and SFTP instead. And, although FTP is no longer recommended, FTP software is often integrated into web design programs and tools so that web pages may be published directly. Web pages should always be uploaded to your public_html folder.
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