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CBCB provides FTP services for transferring data from external collaborators. Since the FTP protocol is conducted entirely in plaintext, external users login to the service as anonymous, and internal users can access the file directories internally. Users will never authenticate over FTP with their UMIACS account. Please see SFTP for more information on a secure file transfer protocol.

If you do not have a directory below please contact staff@umiacs.umd.edu and we will set one up

Getting data from Collaborators

Collaborators can drop data for users into their FTP incoming file system, located from the FTP service at


FTP logins can write to this space to upload data, but cannot list the files they have placed there. Users can then access the data in their ftpincoming space from /fs/ftp-cbcb/incoming/<username> from supported unix machines.

/fs is an automounted file system. This means it will mount other file systems on demand. Although the ftp directory may not be visible to an ls command while in fs, one can still cd into ftp.