Use FTP to access Netspace and skip the VPN!

Hey, sometimes people have issues with using the VPN when they try to access Netspace (your public and private space, departmental or organization folders,  or faculty or staff folders).

But if all you’re doing is accessing Netspace, there is another way to do it, and you don’t have to connect to the VPN at all. In fact, many people prefer this alternate method.

Use FTP (which stands for File Transfer Protocol). It takes only a couple of minutes to set it up the first time, and after that, you’ll find that it’s superquick to access Netspace from off campus, transfer your files to your computer, update them, and transfer them back to Netspace. In fact, it took me longer to write that sentence than it’ll take you to connect and transfer files.

For Macs, use Cyberduck. Here’s our article on how to use it

For Windows, use SFTP. Here’s our article on how to use it

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