FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is a way to transfer files
between different locations. WS_FTP is a program that lets you do this.
When you run WS_FTP, you will be asked what site you'd like to connect to.
To connect to WJH, enter the following:
Host Name: wjh.harvard.edu
Host Type: Automatic detect
User ID: (your wjh username)
Password: (your wjh password)
Then click the button marked "ok"
(Note: You can ftp to other locations as well. Many ftp sites allow for
anonymous ftp. Just type the ftp location into the host name blank. Use
"anonymous" for User ID and your email address as the password.)
Once you are connected to WJH, you will see two sections in the WS_FTP
window. The left half is your local hard drive. The right half shows the
contents of your remote host (in this case, your wjh account).
You can navigate through the directories and files until you find the
desired locations by clicking on the names of the directories (or folders
for Mac folks) to open them or clicking on '..' to go up one directory.
Uploading means sending a file from your local hard drive to your wjh
account. Select the desired file in the left half. Then select the
desired destination in the right half. Then click the "-->" button
between the two halves.
Downloading is simply receiving the file from the remote location to your
local hard drive. Select the file to be moved in the right half. Then
select the desired destination in the left half. Now click the "<--"
button between the two halves.
For some help with trouble-shooting, try looking at the
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