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File Transfer Protocol (FTP) For Mac OS 9 and OS X

General Information:
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is the ability to copy files over the Internet between a local system (your computer) and a remote system (a computer elsewhere). This service is especially useful to UWF students, faculty and staff who wish to store and access files in their Home folder (H: drive) or Web folder (I: drive) from another location. The Home folder is used for storing documents while the Web folder stores files for the purpose of web page hosting. Your Home and Web folders are your H: and I: drives respectively in an ArgoNet lab. Many clients use FTP when dialing in from home or when working in another computer lab or from an office workstation on campus that is not part of ArgoNet. In order to use FTP service you must have FTP client software. Information Technology Services (ITS) recommends and primarily supports WS_FTP LE for Windows and Fetch for Macintosh. You may download this software free from SoftServ at Select Fetch and follow the installation steps or click Questions and Answers for instruction. In order to use the software, you must have a connection to the Internet and Mac OS 9 or OS X. Installing Fetch: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Go to Click SOFTSERV, and then select Fetch. Click on CONTINUE at the bottom of the page. Enter your NAUTICAL/COMPASS ID or SSN and your four-digit PIN. Select Fetch 4.0.3 Click on Agree at the bottom of the next page. A Save As Fetch.hqx window will appear. Once you have clicked OK to save, the download may take up to 10 minutes to complete. Once the download has finished, close the Internet connection. Note: You should close all active applications prior to installing the program. To unpack the .hqx file, you will need Aladdins StuffIt Expander. Install the program by double clicking the Fetch.hqx file. (This unpacks the file.) Drop the subsequent executable into your Application folder.

How to Setup your Home and Web folder Connections and Shortcuts
Opening a new connection:
1. Make sure connection to the Internet is established. 2. Open Fetch by double clicking the Fetch icon. 3. Host: (for students) or (for faculty/staff) 4. User ID: ArgoNet username (example: abc4 or jsmith) 5. Password: ArgoNet password 6. Initial directory: Home/ArgoNet username 7. Click OK.

Note: Once you have clicked OK, you should then see the contents of your Home folder (as shown in the picture below). If connection fails, verify that you are connected to the Internet.

Note: Actual content of Your Home folder may vary from content found in the example above. 8. Open Fetch again and repeat the Connection Procedures above to establish a connection to your Web folder. Change step 6 Initial directory to read: Web/ArgoNet username.

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Creating shortcuts to the Home and Web folders:

1. Click Customize in the Apple menu bar at the top of the desktop. 2. Then click New Shortcut

Note: This should open the Shortcut Editor (below).

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Insert the Name of the shortcut as UWF Home Folder. Make sure Type is set to Folder. Enter Host as or User ID and Password: ArgoNet username and Password Directory: Home/ArgoNet username Click OK.

Repeat the procedure above to establish a shortcut for your Web folder. Change step 3, Name : UWF Home folder to read UWF Web Folder.

Note: The next time you want to login to the Home or Web folder, use the shortcut tab at the
bottom of the New Connection dialogue box. This allows you to login without retyping host, username, password, etc.

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