Quick Guide to Easy FTP For Fuqua MBA Students by kfb17046


									Quick Guide to Easy FTP
For Fuqua MBA Students

         Fall 2001
What is FTP and Why Use It?
    FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is a way for you to copy files from a local
    computer to a remote computer and vice-versa.

    Probably most significant to you is that FTP allows you to dispense with
    diskettes or zip cartridges when you want to use files you’ve stored on your
    FuquaNet H: drive on your home computer.

    An Example
    You work on a project while at Fuqua, creating an Excel spreadsheet and a Word
    document and saving these two files to your FuquaNet H: drive. You want to
    continue working on the files on your home PC. When you get home, you get
    your home PC online, FTP to your FuquaNet H: drive, and copy the Excel
    spreadsheet and the Word document to your home PC’s C: drive. You continue
    working on the project, using the copies on your C: drive. When you’re through
    for the day, you again FTP to your FuquaNet H: drive, and copy the revised
    versions of the two files back to your H: drive.

    Notes on the Example
    § You must be online to use FTP. FTP connects your home computer to the
       FuquaNet system and it does so through the Internet.
    § When you use FTP, you make a copy of existing files. Despite the name, FTP
       copies files instead of actually moving (transferring) them.
    § If you use FTP to work on files both at Fuqua and at home, you must keep
       track of which version (school or home) is most current.

FTP Using Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer
    If you’re running the Windows operating system on your home PC, you have
    Windows Explorer available. And, chances are, you also have the Internet
    Explorer web browser installed or can easily get a copy. Either (or both) of these
    applications can be used for FTP operations.

    An Overview of the Process
    Enter the FTP host name (more below) of the remote computer, preceded by
    ftp:// in the Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer Address box.

Then, from the menus use File, Login as to open the “Login As” dialog box.

Supply the appropriate user name and password for the system you want to
access and click the Login button.

Once access is complete, you see the files and folders both on your local PC and
on the remote computer whose host name you supplied.

For example, below is the FTP view if you use Windows Explorer. Both your
local drives and the remote drive are shown in the same left-hand pane. The
arrows in this illustration point to the local C drive and the Godzilla remote
drive in that pane. Click the drive whose files and folders you want to see in the
right-hand pane.

The illustration below shows the view you get if you’re using Internet Explorer
instead of Windows Explorer. In this view, the contents of just the remote drive
displays. Here, the remote Duke Godzilla computer.

FTP using Windows Explorer and FTP using Internet Explorer work the same
way. The descriptions below apply to both.

To FTP from Your Home PC to FuquaNet
      1. In the Windows Explorer address box enter:
             mba2002.fuqua.duke.edu if you’re in the Class of 2002, or
             mba2003.fuqua.duke.edu if you’re in the Class of 2003
      2. From the Windows Explorer menus choose File, Login as to open the
          “Login As” dialog box.
      3. Complete the User Name by entering fuqua\ and your FuquaNet ID.
          (Note that you must use a backslash here after the word fuqua.)
      4. Enter your FuquaNet password.
      5. Click the Login button.

To FTP from your home PC or a FuquaNet PC to Duke’s Godzilla computer
      1. In the Windows Explorer address box enter:
      2. From the Windows Explorer menus choose File, Login as to open the
          “Login As” dialog box.
      3. Complete the User Name by entering your Duke e-mail ID.
      4. Enter your Duke e-mail password.
      5. Click the Login button.

To Copy a File From the Remote Computer to Your Local Computer
   1. Find the file in the file list display and right-click the file name. A pop-up
      menu displays.
   2. Choose the Copy To Folder option.

                                                             A close-up view of the pop-up
                                                                     menu options..

       When you choose Copy To Folder from the pop-up menu, the “Browse for
       Folder” dialog displays, as shown below. This dialog permits you to
       browse to a drive on your local PC, such as your C drive.

          3. Navigate to the local location you want.
          4. Click the OK button.

          The file whose name you right-clicked is copied from the remote computer to
          the specified local location.

To Copy a File From Your Local Computer to A Remote Computer
      Now, for the copy operation that’s the reverse of the above. Whether you’re
      using Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer as your FTP tool, the local-to-
      remote operation begins in Windows Explorer.
          1. In Windows Explorer, locate the local file you want to copy to a remote
          2. Click the file name and choose Edit, Copy from the menus.
          3. If your FTP connection is through Windows Explorer:
              Click the remote computer listed in Windows Explorer’s left-hand pane,
              navigate to the location on that computer you want, and then choose Edit,
              If you’re FTP connection is through Internet Explorer:
              Return to the Internet Explorer window, click anywhere in the file area,
              and choose Edit, Paste.

       In either case, your local file is copied to the remote location.

FTP: Other Options
       WS_FTP and F-Secure
       On your Fuqua MBA CD ROM are two FTP utilities: WS_FTP and F-Secure. Both
       are standalone software utilities that require that you install them on your home
       PC. They’re both effective and work pretty much the same way; however,
       WS_FTP is easier to install and a bit easier to use.

       Both WS_FTP and F-Secure are supported by Fuqua’s Technical Support Center
       and Duke’s Office of Information Technology Help Desk. These supporting
       documents are also available:

                          §   Guide to WS_FTP for Fuqua MBAs
                          §   Notes on F-Secure for Telnet and FTP

       Download the documents from:


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