Connecting to a FTP Server with OS X or Windows

For accessing Helios from an off campus computer you may find connecting with a VPN connection easier; you can use the same connection methods as if you were on campus using your operating system's native file sharing abilities (right).

Connecting to a Server

Below is an example with CCA information filled in to connect to Helios. The client is FileZilla a Mac/Windows client which is free and installed by default on all campus owned computers.

B)FileZilla 1


Moving Files

Moving files back and forth is as easy as dragging and dropping the files to and from the window that has the Read Me.rtf file in it (see examples below.)

FileZilla 2 Screen Grab


Connecting to your WWW Space or Department/Special Shares on Helios

When connecting to Helios the default directory is your Helios network storage space.

If you've registered for www space on Helios, you must utilize your client's "change directory" or "Remote Site" command to change to the following directory to modify your www files: /mnt/webusers/doe99/ where doe99 is substituted with your Campus Computer Account (CCA) username.

If you're connecting to a Department or Special Share, again use utilize your client's "change directory" or "Remote Site" command to change to the following directory /mnt/shares/ You will see all of the campus shares listed, however only the ones you have permission to access will let you in to view and modify the contents.