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Connect to Servers

Hampshire's file servers provide a way for users to publish web pages, back-up data, and share files with others. Services available vary depending on the type of user account.

  • Faculty: To publish web pages and share files with others, use your "public_html" space on "home.hampshire.edu". To back up your data to a server, use your home directory on "home.hampshire.edu".
  • Staff: To publish web pages and share files with others, use your "public_html" space on "home.hampshire.edu". To back up your data, use your home directory on "home.hampshire.edu". To store and share departmental files, use your department's directory on "newmisserver."
  • Students: To publish web pages and share files with others, use your "public_html" space on "student.hampshire.edu." To back up your data, use your home directory on "student.hampshire.edu". *Please note that when a Student account is converted to an Alumni account, you only retain access to email, The Hub, and a few other pages such as Intranet, etc.

The 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.

Connecting to File Servers from On Campus

When on campus you can connect directly to servers, using Windows Explorer or Mac Finder to drag and drop your files.

Connecting to File Servers from Off Campus

To connect to Hampshire"s servers from off campus you may use VPN or one of the other methods below.

  • 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; see the documentation for SCP and SFTP instead.
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