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February 23rd, 2015

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In addition to accessing the N: Drive using folder browsing, you can access the N: Drive via FTP. One specific advantage when using FTP to connect to the N: Drive, is that you do not need to be connected to the iSchool VPN.

Fully detailed instructions for accessing the N: Drive via FTP:

Access the N: Drive via FTP using an iSchool issued computer
Access the N: Drive via FTP using a personal computer

 

Access the N: Drive via FTP using an iSchool issued computer
Windows 10
macOS

 

Windows 10

01. start the program FileZilla

02. click the “Site Manager” drop-down arrow button, click iSchool-N: Drive (could be named ischool-sftp on some machines), for User: enter netid\yourNetID, for Password: use your NetID password, click OK

Connect To N: Drive, FileZilla

 

03. if prompted with an “Unknown host key” message, check the “Always trust…” box, click OK

Unknown Host Key Windows 8 FileZilla

 

04. the N: Drive will appear in the “Remote site:” window, navigate through N: Drive folders/files using this window

Connected To N: Drive, FileZilla

 

macOS

01. start the program FileZilla

02. open the Site Manager, click iSchool-N: Drive (could be named ischool-sftp on some machines), click Connect

Connect To FTP iSchool, FileZilla, Mac

 

03. for User: use netid\yourNetID, for Password: use your NetID password, click OK

Username Password, FileZilla Mac

 

04. if prompted with an “Unknown host key” message, check the “Always trust…” box, click OK

Unknown Host Key FileZilla Mac

 

05. the N: Drive will appear in the “Remote site:” window, navigate through N: Drive folders/files using this window

FTP Connected To N: Drive FileZilla Mac

 

Access the N: Drive via FTP using a personal computer

If you are familiar with using FTP client programs, use the following settings to connect via FTP:

host: ftp.ischool.uw.edu
port: 22
protocol: SFTP (SSH FTP)
username/password: your UW NetID credentials

For detailed directions, see below. The following instructions were created specifically with the FTP client program FileZilla in mind. However, any FTP client software should work.

Windows 10
macOS

 

Windows 10

01. download, install, and run the FileZilla client program

02. click File, click Site Manager…, click New Site, for site name use iSchool-NDrive (can really be anything you want), use the following settings:

Host: ftp.ischool.uw.edu
Port: 22
Protocol: SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol
Logon Type: Ask for password
User: netid\yourNetID

click Connect, when prompted enter your NetID password

iSchool FTP Settings

 

03. if prompted with an “Unknown host key” message, check the “Always trust…” box, click OK

Unknown Host Key Windows 8 FileZilla

 

04. the N: Drive will appear in the “Remote site:” window, navigate through N: Drive folders/files using this window

Connected To N: Drive, FileZilla

 

macOS

01. download, install, and run the FileZilla client program

02. click the Site Manager icon, click New Site, for site name use iSchool-N: Drive (can really be anything you want), use the following settings:

Host: ftp.ischool.uw.edu
Port: 22
Protocol: SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol
Logon Type: Ask for password

click Connect

Create FTP Site, Mac Yosemite FileZilla

 

03. for User: use netid\your actual NetID, for Password: use your NetID password, click OK

User Password, Mac Yosemite FileZilla

 

04. if prompted with an “Unknown host key” message, check the “Always trust…” box, click OK

Unknown Host Key FileZilla Mac

 

05. the N: Drive will appear in the “Remote site:” window, navigate through N: Drive folders/files using this window

FTP Connected To N: Drive FileZilla Mac


If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

http://ischool.uw.edu/help
(206) 616-3086