To get started, choose from the options above.

Windows

These are the instructions for using SFTP to move files between your local computer and a file server on Windows. The Windows computers located in the Labs offer SFTP through a program named WinSCP.

If you do not already have access to WinSCP, you can download it at www.winscp.net. After downloading the program, follow the installation instructions below.

Step 1

  • Open WinSCP.
  • Enter giant.utdallas.edu for the Host Name.
  • Enter your NetID in the Username field.
  • Enter your Password in the Password field.
  • Click Login.

Step 2

  • Two authentication windows will pop-up. Click Yes in both.
  • You can now drag-and-drop files between your PC and your home directory.

Mac

These are the instructions for using SFTP to move files between your local computer and a file server on Macintosh. The Macintosh computers located in the Labs offer SFTP through a program named Fugu.

If you do not already have access to Fugu, you can download it at http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/fugu. After downloading the program, follow the installation instructions below.

Step 1

  • Open Fugu.
  • Connect to: giant.utdallas.edu
  • Username: NetID
  • Click Continue.

Step 2

  • Click Continue in the authentication pop-up.
  • Enter your Password in the Password pop-up and click Authenticate.
  • You can now drag-and-drop files between your pc and home directory.

UNIX

Using SFTP from any UNIX machine requires usage of the Terminal. It is assumed that you are familiar with basic UNIX commands.

To access your home directory using Terminal:

  • From Linux: Right-click on the desktop, select XShell >> Terminal.
    From Solaris: Right-click on the desktop, select Tools >> Terminal.

  • Enter sftp giant.utdallas.edu.
  • A few helpful UNIX commands in use with SFTP are:
    • pwd – print working directory – displays current directory path
    • cd [directory] – change directory – changes current directory to [directory]
    • ls – list items in current directory