WsFTP is an FTP program that will allow you to easily transfer files to and from a remote computer and your PC. If you are in a student lab you do not need to download and install WsFTP. Simply open the Communications folder and click on WsFTP. You may call the Student Technology Help Desk at 661.665-6677 if you need more help than this document provides.
This sample session shows you how to connect to the computer science department's SUN server, sumatra. See below for the addresses of other computers. Pull down the Profile list. If your machine is on the list select that machine, click OK, and enter your Username and Password. If your machine is not on the list follow the steps below.
Department Domain Name IP Address Computer Science helios.cs.csubak.edu 184.108.40.206 Computer Science pegasus.cs.csubak.edu 220.127.116.11 Computer Science sumatra.cs.csubak.edu 18.104.22.168 Academic Computing academic.csub.edu 22.214.171.124
Downloading means to transfer a file from the remote computer down to your local PC. Uploading means to transfer a file from your PC up to the remote computer. You can move through folders by double clicking on them. You can move up the directory structure by double clicking on the arrow at the top. If you are uploading files to a website you must be in the public_html directory of the remote computer. You should always check the Auto box towards the bottom of the window. When you have the local and remote directories visible on the screen, you can transfer a file in either direction by clicking and dragging the file from one side of the screen to the other. Be sure to transfer text files (*.txt *.html *.js etc...) in ASCII mode and everything else in binary mode.
Downloading and Installing WsFTP at Home