Secure Shell and Secure FTP

Secure shell (SSH) and secure FTP (SFTP) applications provide encrypted connections to access servers and other networked resources. These are secure alternatives to telnet and FTP which are no longer supported on most systems. 

The following Thayer linux servers accept SSH and SFTP connections from on or off-campus:

  • zog.thayer.dartmouth.edu
  • babylon1.thayer.dartmouth.edu
  • babylon2.thayer.dartmouth.edu
  • babylon3.thayer.dartmouth.edu
  • babylon4.thayer.dartmouth.edu
  • babylon5.thayer.dartmouth.edu
  • babylon6.thayer.dartmouth.edu
  • babylon7.thayer.dartmouth.edu
  • babylon8.thayer.dartmouth.edu

Logon is via your NetID and your Dartmouth password. You will need to have VPN running in order to use these services. For information about installing VPN, please see  Dartmouth VPN

For complete information regarding this service and others that Thayer Computing provides, please see Linux Services.

The following are some commonly used SSH/SFTP applications at Thayer.

Windows

  • FileZilla - An Open Source SFTP/FTP GUI client. Intuitive interface, easy to learn.
  • PuTTY - An Open Source SSH/telnet client. They also have command-line sftp and scp tools available.

Mac OS X

  • OS X supports command-line SSH and SFTP natively via the Terminal application (located in Applications->Utilities). At the shell prompt ($), you can type, for example:
    ssh netid@babylon1.thayer.dartmouth.edu
    			

    to connect to babylon1. Just replace netid with your actual NetID and specify the server to which you'd like to connect. For more information about these tools, type 'man ssh' or 'man sftp' at your shell prompt.

  • Cyberduck - A humorously-named Open Source SFTP/FTP application. Easy to use, full-featured, with Finder and Spotlight integration.
  • FileZilla - An Open Source SFTP/FTP GUI client. Intuitive interface, easy to learn.
  • Fetch - The classic Mac SFTP/FTP program, orginally developed here at Dartmouth. Commercial, though students and employees at Dartmouth can request a free individual license through their web site.

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