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UMIACS provides these [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ftp File Transfer Protocol (FTP)] Services:
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UMIACS provides FTP services for transferring data to and 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.
  
==Anonymous FTP==
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==Getting data from Collaborators==
Users have a directory only accessible from supported machines that can be used to make files available to remote users.
 
  
* For UNIX/Linux users, the directory is /fs/ftp/pub
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Collaborators can drop data for users into their FTP incoming file system, located from the FTP service at
* For Windows/Mac users, the directory is \\umiacs-webftp.umiacs.umd.edu\ftp-umiacs\pub
 
  
All files in the directory are accessible remotely at ftp://ftp.umiacs.umd.edu/pub
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<pre>ftp://ftp.umiacs.umd.edu/incoming/<username>/</pre>
  
==Incoming FTP Drop Boxes==
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FTP logins can write to this space to upload data, but cannot list the files they have placed thereUsers can then access the data in their ftpincoming space from /fs/ftp/incoming/<username> from supported unix machines, or from windows via \\conduit.umiacs.umd.edu\ftpincoming.
Users are also provided with a directory which can be used to drop off data remotelyThis is done with an FTP drop box, located at ftp://ftp.umiacs.umd.edu/incoming.
 
  
Once dropped off via FTP, the files are accessible from any supported host.
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Please move your data as soon as possible after it is left for you - files older than 15 days is subject to deletion as necessary.
  
* For UNIX/Linux users, the directory is /fs/ftp/incoming
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==Publishing data sets via FTP==
* For Windows/Mac users, the directory is \\umiacs-webftp.umiacs.umd.edu\ftp-umiacs\incoming
 
  
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Users can place data to be externally accessible in their public FTP space, which is located from the FTP service as
  
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<pre>ftp://ftp.umiacs.umd.edu/pub/<username>/</pre>
  
Please note that all FTP access we provide is anonymous; we do not provide authenticated FTP as it is a insecure protocol. Please look to use [[SFTP]] or [[SCP]] as alternatives to FTP.
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To upload data to your public site, you can upload data to /fs/ftp/pub/<username> from unix hosts, or \\conduit.umiacs.umd.edu\ftppublic from windows..

Revision as of 13:38, 28 July 2008

UMIACS provides FTP services for transferring data to and 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.

Getting data from Collaborators

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

ftp://ftp.umiacs.umd.edu/incoming/<username>/

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/incoming/<username> from supported unix machines, or from windows via \\conduit.umiacs.umd.edu\ftpincoming.

Please move your data as soon as possible after it is left for you - files older than 15 days is subject to deletion as necessary.

Publishing data sets via FTP

Users can place data to be externally accessible in their public FTP space, which is located from the FTP service as

ftp://ftp.umiacs.umd.edu/pub/<username>/

To upload data to your public site, you can upload data to /fs/ftp/pub/<username> from unix hosts, or \\conduit.umiacs.umd.edu\ftppublic from windows..