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To connect to your user space on the network, you will need to install a FTP client. CCIT recommends using WSFTP. However, you may use any FTP client that you are comfortable with. Downloading the Software If you do not already have an FTP client, you will need to download WSFTP. If you are unsure about other software you have, download this program and test it out first. You can get a copy of WSFTP at the Software Repository. You will need your userid and password to download the software. If you are logged in to a computer on the Clemson network through Novell, you can also access the install program on the Software Repository drive in the following directory: R:SoftwareWSFTP When prompted, save the file into a new directory. For illustrative purposes, we have chosen to name the directory ftp, but you may name it whatever you want. Installing the Software 1. Doubleclick on the wsftple.exe file that we just saved. You should see a window indicating that you are starting the install of WSFTP. Click OK to continue. 2. In order to install this version of WSFTP, you must select the option for Student, faculty member, or staff member. Click Next to continue. 3. In order to install this version of WSFTP, you must also select For Academic work as WSFTPand39s purpose. You can select any option for Location. Click Next to continue. 4. Take a few moments to read over the license agreement. If you do not agree to the license, you will not be able to install the software. Click on Accept to continue the installation. 5. Specify the installation directory. While we recommend that you accept the default directory, you may install the software elsewhere. After you have specified the directory, click OK to continue. 6. Specify the destination for local files. This is where WSFTP will download files to automatically. Again, it is recommended that you choose the default. You can change this later in the program. Click OK to continue. 7. Specify the program group that you want WSFTP to appear in. Again, it is recommended that you leave the default, WSFTP, but you may name it whatever you want. Click OK to continue. 8. A window should appear indicating that the installation was successful. If any errors were encountered, they will be listed here. Click OK to continue. Connecting via FTP 1. Launch the WSFTP program that you just installed. It should be on your start menu, under the program group that you specified during the install. 2. Click on the New button on the right side. This will create a new FTP session. For illustrative purposes, we have named the session Clemson, but you may name it whatever you want. Fill in the hostname with ftp.netware.clemson.edu. Verify that the Host Type is Automatic detect. Fill in the userid with your full Novell context. Student Account: .userid.firstletter.students.clemsonu Employee Account: .userid.firstletter.employee.clemsonu Miscellaneous organizational Account: .userid.firstletter.misc.clemsonu 3. WSFTP will now attempt to connect. If the connection attempt is successful, your storage space will be visible on the right side. If you want to transfer files from your storage space, click on the desired files on the right side, then click on the left arrow. Alternately, to transfer files to your storage space, click on the desired files on the left side, then click on the right arrow. Note that working with files over five megabytes in size can be unreliable. Accessing the Share Drive To connect to the Share Drive through FTP, connect to your user space following the directions above. Then click the ChgDir button on the right remote site side. Type in the directory below, and press enter. //share last updated March 23, 2006