Access Webspace from Off Campus on a Macintosh
For the people within the MHC community who wish to access their personal or departmental network space (files), or webspace (Web pages) from off campus, we now offer support for the program “Fugu”.
Fugu offers secure file transfers to and from MHC, which is something that old versions of Fetch does not accomplish. In the very near future only secure connections to MHC will be permitted. (SFTP)
- Obtain the software by launching a Web browser, and then go to Fugu online.
- Click the link to download the program
- On the next page that opens, select the newest version of the software. (Listed at the top)
- When prompted by your browser, choose to save the file to your computer. We suggest the desktop as the location - if prompted
- Click on the file that was saved to your computer, titled “Fugu-x.x.x-English.dmg“ and click the agree button when the initial screen appears
- Double click the new desktop icon that appears. This will be a “virtual disk image” and looks like a floppy disk icon. (May automatically open)
- In the new window that appears, there will be a little fish icon. You will need to double-click your hard drive icon, and then click, hold and drag the little fish into your applications folder.
- Now that the application has been installed, you should close the small window that only has the fish icon within it. Now you may click, hold and drag the new little fish icon that is inside of your applications folder into your dock if you wish for it to be available as a shortcut item.
- Please close the applications folder window, and throw both the Fugu-x.x.x-English.dmg file and the Fugu disk drive icon into the trash.
Upon launching the Fugu application you should immediately be presented with the main screen. The left side will be a listing of files that live locally on your machine. The right side is for connecting to, and viewing files that are on the remote system.
To establish connection:
- Where is asks “Connect To:” o type mhc.mtholyoke.edu if you wish to connect to your FILE-related “Network space” or type webspace.mtholyoke.edu if you wish to connect to your web-page related “Webspace”
- Where is asks “Username:” type in your MHC username (without @mtholyoke.edu) * You may leave the other fields blank, and click the Connect button at the bottom of the window to continue
- If it states that the “authenticity cannot be established”, this is a one-time notice and you should click continue.
- On the next screen, enter your password and click the authenticate button
You should now see a list of the files on the appropriate MHC server.
All you need to do now to copy files to and from your computer, is to simply click and drag.
If connected to your network space, you should be presented with a listing of the files within your personal root folder. If you wish to navigate to your departmental network space, click the dropdown bar at the top of the list of files and select the / character. This will take you to the “root” directory.
From here you need to double-click ambr, and then double-click depts. Things should appear familiar here, and you can now navigate to the appropriate folder containing your department files. Clicking the “Remote-home” button at the top of the screen will always bring you back to your personal space.
If connected to your “Webspace”, you should be presented with a listing of the files related to your personal website. If you wish to navigate to your departmental Webspace, click the dropdown bar at the top of the list of files and select the next-to-last entry, “World”.
From here you need to double-click web. Things should appear familiar from here, and you can now navigate to the appropriate folder containing your department website. (Most people’s sites exist within the offices folder.)
The “Remote-home” button at the top of the screen will always bring you back to your personal webspace.
(For "webcourse" access, select the / to access the webcourses folder.)
(You cannot work real-time off the network, you must "pull down" a local copy, and then send back up any revised editions.)