12 January 1999
FTP is an old and insecure protocol using clear text passwords and has the
Guest account turned on by default on FTP servers. Each FTP server needs to be
monitored and the logs checked. FTP server should not be installed on Windows NT.
(However, using FTP clients on Windows NT and Macintosh is fine.) We
welcome users to work with us on using more secure alternatives to FTP servers that
compromise NT accounts.
We recommend that you use anonymous and authenticated FTP on the central UNIX system as a secure alternative. There are UNIX computers set up for:
For more information on both types of FTP, see Anonymous FTP at SLAC.
REQUESTED: Anonymous FTP Space
NEW QUOTA REQUESTED: 5Mb (this is sufficient for most people)
MOUNTPOINT: (can leave blank)
1) Put files into ftp space for anonymous FTP collaborator off-site to pick up.
2) Allow anonymous FTP collaborator from off-site to write files for me to pick up.
You will get a reply from firstname.lastname@example.org that your request has been filled, and your directories directories have been created This example below is for unix user account johnbrown for anonymous FTP:
- /afs/slac/public/users/johnbrown/ which is where you put files to be picked up by off-site collaborators (in this example, johnbrown) using anonymous ftp.
- /afs/slac/public/incoming/johnbrown which is where off-site collaborators (in this example, johnbrown) put files for on-site users to pick up.
If the collaborator has access to AFS at SLAC, instead of using anonymous FTP, he or she may simply connect to ftp-slac.slac.stanford.edu to
/afs/slac.stanford.edu/public/users, /afs/slac.stanford.edu/public/groups, or
/afs/slac.stanford.edu/public/software and copy in the file.
- ftp.slac.stanford.edu for anonymous FTP
- ftp-slac.slac.stanford.edu for authenticated FTP
Sign in with your AFS account and password for authenticated FTP. For anonymous FTP you can sign in with guest information.