Usefulness of the FTP storage
A 5-Gigabyte storage space is assigned to each user account on the CCSD’s FTP server. This facility is available for users to store files in any format. Your documents will be available in your FTP storage for a temporary up to a maximum of one month.
The files being available in your storage will be automatically displayed when you make a deposit (See. Deposit > upload files). To view the files available in your FTP storage, go to “My Space/My documents in FTP Storage”.
To upload documents to you FTP storage, you need to install an FTP client on your computer. In the following, two applications are documented : Filezilla and FireFTP.
Setting up your FTP client with Filezilla
Once Filezilla has been installed, launch the program ET go to File/Site manager. This will open a new window :
To set up your FTP storage, click on “New Site” and fill in the displayed entry fields as follows :
– Host : ftp.ccsd.cnrs.fr
– Protocol :FTP – File Transfer Protocol
– Encryption :Use explicit FTP over TLS if available
– Logon Type : Ask for password
– User/password : your CAS ID (HAL login)
Click on Connect.
Type the password for your user account (HAL account), and click on “OK”.
Check this box: “Always trust this certificate during future sessions”, and click “OK”.
N.B: FileZilla will prompt you whether a connection to the host could established or not.
Uploading files to your FTP storage
The FileZilla interface is divided into 4 different areas :
– Area 1 : Communication between FileZilla and the CCSD’s server
– Area 2 : The folders and files available on your computer
– Area 3 : Your FTP storage on CCSD’s server
– Area 4 : Progress of your file transfer to your FTP storage
To upload a file, you need to pick it up for FileZilla’s Area 2. Double-click on the file or drag-and-drop it from Area 2 to Area 3.
Have a look on FileZilla’s Area 4 to see whether your transfer worked.
NB : in case of non-functioning (message: “inaccessible network”), it is possible that the antivirus installed on your machine is the cause. Get closer to your IT department.
Setting up the client with FireFTP plugin
FireFTP is a plugin available for Mozilla Firefox. Download this module from your browser. Next, go to the Firefox/Development/FireFtp menu :
Click on “Create an account” and next set up the Host, Login and Password parameters :
In the Connection Tab, check Passive Mode, set Safety to Explicit TLS Encryption :
Click on OK.