Alternate Access Methods
In addition to using AFS for Laptops, users can access AFS using FTP, or SSH.
IAIT provides a SFTP server for connecting to AFS.
- Server: afs.rose-hulman.edu
- Protocol: SFTP
- Port: 22
FTP Using Secure FX
Secure FX is installing by default on laptops and desktops imaged by IAIT. It can also be obtained on DFS.
After the connection is made, you will have two sets of files showing on your screen--one will be the files on your own machine that you can move onto the server. The other window will contain the files in your home space on the AFS server.
You can drag files from My Computer or Windows Explorer into SecureFX to upload them to AFS. You can also drag files out of the list of files on the server into either the local files shown in SecureFX, or into a Windows Explorer window.
- Install Secure FX using the following instructions.
- Open Secure FX
- If you see an entry for afs.rose-hulman.edu select it and hit the Connect button.
- Enter your Kerberos Password in the box when prompted and hit the Ok button.
- If you do not see an entry for afs.rose-hulman.edu do the following:
- Click the Quick Connect Button at the top of the Connect Box.
- In the box that comes up change the protcol to SFTP.
- Next change the Hostname or IP field to afs.rose-hulman.edu.
- Check to make sure that the Port field is set to 22.
- In the Username field enter in your Kerberos username.
- Check the Save Session box.
- Hit Ok.
- When prompted enter your Kerberos password and Hit Ok.
Accessing your files via SSH involves connecting to one of the public Unix machines.