Using Dedicated File Transfer Software
This page provides information on using dedicated file transfer software to securely connect to UT Arlington network servers.
- Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff
- Departments and Offices at UT Arlington
- Students Admitted to UT Arlington
How to Get:
There are a large number of file transfer programs available. Most of them will allow you to connect to and use your networked file storage. The links below provide basic usage information for a few of the programs:
- FTP with HostExplorer 9.0 (Windows OS) - (Note: this is not a secure option)
- SFTP with SSH (Windows OS)
- SFTP with Fugu (Mac OS X)
How to Use:
Before attempting to use the software, find out what server or host to which you need to connect:
- Jupiter.uta.edu, sweeper.uta.edu, opal.uta.edu, talisman.uta.edu
These are departmental servers upon which faculty and staff personal (J: drive) or departmental (K: drive) folders are located. You can connect to these servers using FTP. (Note: FTP is not secure) Look up your server here if you do not know what it is.
This would be the server name needed to connect to student J: drives, web, and class folders using FTP. (Note: FTP is not secure)
- omega.uta.edu, gamma.uta.edu
This would be the server name if you are trying to view and transfer files to/from your Unix account using SFTP.
You will not be able to use FTP software from home or off-campus unless you establish a VPN connection to UT Arlington first.