ftp stands for file transfer protocol
This protocol preceded http. It's a bit faster, but less robust.
Fetch is a graphical user interface for this protocol on the Mac platform
there are ftp programs available for Windows that work similarly
ftp is used to "upload" files to the server, and to download files from servers
ftp can also be used, in limited fashion, with a browser
you must have a user account on the server unless it supports anonymous login
Fetch uses standard file dialogs to allow you to select files and file names for transfer
CuteFtp is an example of a free-ware PC based ftp program.
FileZilla is another example of a free-ware PC based ftp program.
Netscape and other browsers also implement FTP, but are somewhat limited.
you will use this program primarily to put files that are created on the lab PCs onto the server
Connect to your www.it.scps.nyu.edu account's home directory
PC: WinSCP is used to contact the host: www.it.scps.nyu.edu
MAC: Fugu is used to contact the host: www.it.scps.nyu.edu
- USERNAME: (yourusernamehere)
- PASSWORD: same password as you use for telneting to www.it.scps.nyu.edu
- Destination directory: clear this field