University of New
School of Science and Technology

Secure FTP

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the simplest way to transfer files over the Internet.

Due to issues with ftp and the Universisty firewall, some students are experiencing problems connecting to their UNE accounts via a standard ftp program.

One possible remedy is to install and use a sftp (secure ftp) or a scp (secure copy) program instead

Linux Users

If you have linux on your home computer, you can use the sftp command to transfer a file to your turing account. For example, to upload a file from the current directory to the Documents directory in my turing account...
$ sftp's password:
Connected to
sftp> put Streets.html Documents/
Uploading Streets.html to /.automount/turing/disks/turing/home/mscs/neil/Documents/Streets.html
Streets.html                                 100%  266     0.3KB/s   00:00
sftp> bye
and you can download using get instead of put .

In Linux, a graphical program that could be used is  filezilla
Once installed it should look similar to the image below:


You will need to enter the following details.

Windows Users

If you are using Microsoft Windows or the Mac OS, you need to install a secure ftp program.

WinSCP is a free SFTP, SCP and FTP client for Windows


This program (an newer releases) can also be downloaded freely from the Internet at URL:

Once installed click its icon to execute the program The installation program should create a short-cut icon named WinSCP

Make sure your you are connected to your ISP, and then double click the icon.

The WinSCP login window should now be visible (as shown in the figure below)


You will need to enter the following details.

Once you have successfully logged in, the display should look like the image below.

  1. Your local hard disk files and directories are visible on the left-hand side, and
  2. your UNE account files and directories are visible on the right-hand side.