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FileZilla Users:

  1. Download the Faculty Settings XML file.
  2. Move the Faculty Settings XML file into the same folder that FileZilla installed to (usually c:\program files\FileZilla unless you chose something else).

Fugu Users:

  1. On the login dialog (The one with the fish), ensure the hostname is ''

Anyone with a NetID will be able to access their NetID account remotely. Remote access would allow you to download or upload the files in your NetID storage space from your home computer or while using the wireless access on campus.

Remote access to your NetID is available by using a 'SFTP' or Secure File Transfer Protocol program. The following pages will walk you through the steps of downloading, installing and setting up an SFTP program to access your NetID account. If you already have an SFTP program on your computer, you can skip down to Generic Setup. All others should follow the instructions for their computer.

SFTP Program Setup

Choose the Operating system for your computer:

Windows operating systems. Windows

The free SFTP program that we recommend for Windows operating systems is called FileZilla.


Mac operating systems. Macintosh

 Mac OS X


The free SFTP program that we recommend for Mac OS X is called Fugu. The following links provide information for installing and using Fugu.

 Mac Classic (OS 8/9)


We are not aware of any free SFTP programs for OS 8 and 9. The SFTP program that we recommend for Mac OS 8 and 9 is called MacSFTP. Unfortunately, no known SFTP freeware is available for Mac OS 8 and 9 but there is an inexpensive option. The following links provide information for purchasing, installing and using MacSFTP.

Generic Instructions. Generic

Generic information will allow you to set up any other SFTP program. A few notes on SFTP programs that we have run into:
  • WinSCP (Windows) will not work for NetID users.
  • Cyberduck (Mac OS X) works on some systems, but not on others.
  • PuTTY (Windows) has 2 file transfer clients: PSCP and PSFTP. Only PSFTP will work for this account.
The following is the info you will need to set up your SFTP Program.
Username: your NetID
Password: your NetID password

'Fingerprints' are used to verify's indentity during initial connections
 DSA Key Fingerprint:  1024 2c:ed:9a:72:78:14:6f:9e:d6:b6:7a:dc:06:80:c9:77
 RSA Key Fingerprint:  1024 27:7a:39:54:b2:7d:11:57:45:50:0d:a6:6e:ff:06:63

The following are typically default settings. But if you run into problems you may wish to check these items:
Port: 22
Remote Directory: /home/homes/[your NetID]