Cyberduck is an open source FTP, SFTP and WebDAV browser with an easy to use interface, integration with external editors and support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, Quick Look and the Keychain. This program can be used to securely transfer your files to your web space via the linux.ox.ac.uk service. The following information guides you through the process of setting up the program, connecting to linux.ox.ac.uk and how to access your users web space from there.
Cyber duck can be downloaded from the developers web site: http://cyberduck.ch/.
- Download the program from http://cyberduck.ch/
Locate the downloaded program and double click on the program
Cyberduck will install itself onto your machine. You may wish to move the program to your
1. Accessing the Linux Service
To access the Linux service using Cyberduck, click on the installed
Cyberduck programicon. The following screen will open:
Click on the
Open Connectionbutton. This opens the
[SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)]from the dropdown list.
Serverbox type in
Passwordinto the appropriate boxes.
You will now see your Linux account which contains one
cgifolder. You can now transfer files to and from your Linux account.
2. Accessing your web site users folder from a Linux account
In order to see your web folder you need to add a shortcut from your Linux account to the users web space. This shortcut cannot be made through Cyberduck, so you need to open a Terminal session instead.
From the favourites menu, click on the
screenicon to begin a Terminal session.
ssh [username]@linux.ox.ac.uk(i.e. if your username is
ssh email@example.com) and press
You will now be asked for your Oxford Account password, type this in and press
<Enter>. N.B. you will not see any text on the screen as you type your password.
If you have never done this before, you will see the following message:
The authenticity of host 'linux.ox.ac.uk (184.108.40.206)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 12:05:75:ee:73:a7:6d:3d:27:f3:fd:32:c7:5d:9b:09. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
You can verify that this is correct by visiting the Linux security page where the key fingerprints are displayed. Type
Once your password is accepted, you will be greeted by the Linux service welcome information.
You now need to send a command to the server telling it to make a shortcut to your user web space. At the
The system will respond by adding a new line with your
You have now successfully added a shortcut to your Linux account going to your user web space. If you now type
lsyou will see a new folder called
Logoffand close down the Terminal.
On returning to Cyberduck you need to refresh the Linux account folder view. After you have refreshed your folder view, you will see a new shortcut has been added to your folder.
If you click on this link, Cyberduck will show you your web space account folder. You can now drag and drop files to and from your users web space using the Cyberduck program.
To close the connection to
linux.ox.ac.uk, click on the
Disconnectbutton near the top of the screen.
The folder view will now be greyed out
- You can now close the program in the normal way.