You can use any SFTP (Secure FTP) client software to gain access to your gislab files.
Here are a couple of popular FREE clients:
- Filezilla – http://filezilla-project.org (Windows, Mac, Linux)
There are 2 ftp servers. If you want to connect to the public share folder for class materials (P drive) the Hostname is gisrs01.fiu.edu, and the folder on the remote site is called ‘Public’. In order to connect to the public access data (Y drive) the Hostname is globe.fiu.edu., and the folder on the remote site is called ‘Data’. The content of your personal drive (Z drive) will be available in either connection.
Client Configuration Settings
Enter the following Information (only red portion):
Hostname: gisrs01.fiu.edu (P drive) or globe.fiu.edu (Y drive)
Port number: 275
User name: your username used in the GIS lab.
Password: your password
Instructions (using Filezilla on Windows XP):
Download the Filezilla client from http://filezilla-project.org
Double click the setup installation file and follow installation’s instructions. At the end of installation, click the close button.
The authentication process takes some time. Not to receive a timeout error: Change your timeout from 20 to 200 seconds –> Go to Edit > Settings. Change default in Connections\Timeout to 200.
Add a new site in site manage –> Go to File > Site Manager …
Click on the New Site button on the lower left corner.
Type gisrs01.fiu.edu or globe.fiu.edu under Host:
Type 275 under Port:
Select SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol in the Server Type list.
Select Normal in the Logontype list.
Type your GIS Account username in the User textbox.
Type your GIS Account password in the Password textbox.
Click on the Connect button to connect.
If it’s your first time you will get the Unknown host key window. Click OK.
If you encounter any problems in using GIS SFTP please e-mail Administrator or call 305-348-3127 to resolve this issue.