How to Use Your School of Information Account
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Introduction

Signing Up

Accessing Your Account on a PC
Part 1: Logging in
Part 2: Changing your password
Part 3: Resetting your password
Part 4: Storing files
Part 5: Creating a public_html folder
Part 6: Logging out

Accessing Your Account on a Mac
Part 1: Logging in
Part 2: Changing your password
Part 3: Resetting your password
Part 4: Creating a public_html folder
Part 5: Logging out
Part 6: Using Fugu to store files

How to Access Your School of Information Email Account
Pine
Webmail
Eudora
Mozilla Mail
Other Options

Putting a Web Page Online

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Part 6: Using Fugu to Store Files

At this point in the tutorial, you are familiar with how to access your School of Information account using Terminal. Your School of Information account can also be used to store files. In order to access this space, we use a free Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) application called Fugu. This application can be downloaded for free from Bevoware. Once you have downloaded and installed the application, go ahead and log in. The host name is “login.ischool.utexas.edu.” The user name is your School of Information user name. The password is your School of Information password (which you changed through Terminal). This information is highlighted in the picture below:


Notice the two separate windows of Fugu once you have logged in – the lefthand side shows the files on your computer, and the righthand side shows the files stored in your School of Information server space. You should already have a mail folder and a public_html folder in your server space – the mail folder was set up automatically, and the public_html folder is what you created while in Terminal. To create a new folder, click the “New Folder” icon along the top navigation bar. To upload files into your server space, simply drag them from the lefthand window (on your computer) into the righthand window (on your server space). When you are finished, you can log out by clicking the “Disconnect” button on the top. Make sure that you always disconnect, as opposed to simply shutting down the Fugu interface window.

Here’s Fugu in action:


What should you use your server space for? You can store any type of file in this space, from Microsoft Word documents to pictures downloaded from a digital camera to html files that you want to put on your web page. Putting files on your server space means that you no longer need to utilize disks, CD-ROMs, or other external media (which saves you money!). Working on a group project at home and then meeting your group members in the computer lab? Simply upload your file to your server space, and then access it from the computer lab. When you’ve finished making your changes, upload it to your server space once again. Think of it as a safe space to store just about anything. The server is backed up on a daily basis, so files stored on your server space are safer than sitting on the hard drive of your computer.

For more information about Fugu, check out the Fugu tutorial at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/start/fugu/fugu1.html.

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