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FTP Procedures


FTP PROCEDURES


FTP'ING FROM WINDOWS

TRANSFERRING FILES TO YOUR ACCOUNT ON TIGER

Follow these procedures:

  1. Click the FTP icon to start an ftp session.

  2. From the File menu, choose NEW to create a new session.

  3. Type TIGER.SCRANTON.EDU as the Host Name or Address.

  4. To move to the next field, press the TAB key or use the mouse and click on each field to get a blinking cursor.

  5. Login using your USERNAME and PASSWORD.

  6. Click the CONNECT button and wait a few seconds until the computer connects to Tiger. -- The Window on the left will display your local drive. -- The Window on the right side will display TIGER.

  7. Choose CHANGE DIRECTORY and then LEFT LOCAL from the Commands menu.

  8. Select the directory or disk that holds your files. The window on the left displays the files on your drive or diskette in drive A.

  9. Choose CHANGE DIRECTORY and then RIGHT REMOTE from the Commands menu.

  10. Type: ny:[web.parentdirectory.directoryname] so that the window on the left displays the files on your web directory on Tiger.

    • the parentdirectory will be either faculty, staff, student, department, or organization
    • directoryname is the usually your username you use to log onto Tiger, or the department or organization directory name.
       
  11. Using the up/down arrows to scroll through the window on the left, find the file(s) you want to transfer and CLICK it to highlight it. To select multiple files, hold the CTRL key down as you click each file.

  12. If you are transferring either .txt or .html files, make sure the ASCII button is selected at the center of the screen. Click the BINARY button in the center of the screen if you are transferring .gif or .jpg files. This chooses binary as the mode to transfer files in.

  13. Click the COPY button to begin the transfer.

  14. A dialog box will appear asking if you want to keep the same filename when transferring it to Tiger. Click YES. -- The dialog box will give you a progress report as it transfers and indicate once it's complete.

  15. As the files are copied, you'll see them appear in the window on the right.

  16. Once this process is complete, choose EXIT from the File menu to close the FTP session.


FTP'ING FROM DOS

You can put a file from your PC to your VAX account or get a file from your VAX account to your PC by using FTP.

  • At the C:> prompt type: ftp tiger.scranton.edu
  • At the "Userid for logging in on tiger?" prompt, type your password.
  • You will get an ftp:tiger.scranton.edu> prompt.
  • To put a file from your PC to your VAX account type PUT PATH&FILENAME FILENAME

The first path and filename is the location and name of the PC file you want to transfer, the second filename will be the name given to the file when it is put on the VAX. If you don't use the second filename, the PC filename will be used.

For example, let's type: PUT A:NETWORK.OUT NETWORK

We should get a transfer completed message, then type DIR to see if the file is on your VAX account.

To get a file from your VAX account to your PC, type GET FILENAME PATH&FILENAME Again, the first filename is the name of the file on your VAX account and the second path and filename is the location and name of the file when it is transferred to your PC. If you don't use the second filename, the VAX filename will be used and the file will be transferred to your root directory.

For example, let's type: GET NETWORK;1 A:NETWORK2.OUT

We should get a transfer completed message.

Let's type QUIT to end our FTP session and get back to the C:> prompt. At the C:> prompt, type DIR A: and look for both files, NETWORK.OUT AND NETWORK2.OUT


TRANSFERRING FILES TO THE VAX FROM KERMIT

TRANSFERRING FILES BETWEEN MS-DOS AND THE VAX

This section describes the manual procedure for transferring files. The next section describes techniques for simplifying the procedure. Please read both before deciding which is best for you.

First, change into your working directory on the VAX using the SET DEFAULT command. To start VMS Kermit, type KERMIT at the DCL prompt (usually a dollar sign) and press the Enter key. The prompt from VMS Kermit is Kermit-32>. To exit, type EXIT and press the Enter key.

$ SET DEFAULT [directory-spec]
$ KERMIT
Kermit-32>
.
. your Kermit session
.
Kermit-32>EXIT
$

Put VMS Kermit in server mode by typing SERVER at the Kermit-32> prompt. Now Kermit will only accept commands from the local Kermit on your microcomputer. Branch to the MS-Kermit> prompt by pressing Alt+C.

$ KERMIT
Kermit-32>SERVER
Alt+C
MS-Kermit>

If you are transferring binary files (see Appendix C), then issue the SET FILE TYPE BINARY command at the Kermit-32> prompt BEFORE you issue the SERVER command.

$ KERMIT 
Kermit-32>SET FILE TYPE BINARY 
Kermit-32>SERVER 
Alt+C 
MS-Kermit>

To transfer a file from your microcomputer to the VAX, type SEND and the MS-DOS file specification. You may include the path to the file if the file is not in the DOS default directory. Kermit stores the file in the default directory on the VAX.

MS-Kermit>SEND C:\WP51\FILES\REPORT.TXT

You can also give the file a different name on the VAX. Type SEND and press Enter. On the next line, type the MS-DOS file specification after the prompt and press Enter; next type the VMS file specification after the prompt and press Enter.

MS-Kermit>SEND 
Local Source File: C:\WP51\FILES\REPORT.TXT 
Remote Destination File: ANNUAL.TXT

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