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Fugu - Quickstart (Mac)

This article explains how to use Fugu, which is a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) client that you can use to upload or download files from a computer running SFTP server software.

Fugu is a secure file transfer program

Fugu is a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) client; SFTP is a secure replacement for FTP (File Transfer Protocol). You can use it to upload or download files from a computer running SFTP server software.For example, it can transfer web pages to a personal or departmental website.

Fugu lets you securely distribute backups of important files

One of the most useful functions of an SFTP client is to save extra copies of important documents in an additional location.

Getting started

Launch Fugu by going to Applications > Fugu.

SFTP in two quick steps

  1. Open a new SFTP session with by entering "" in the Connect to: field, your CNetID in the Username: field, and your CNet password in the Password: field. Then click Connect. If this is your first time connecting to from this computer, or if the server has made some changes, you will be asked to accept its RSA key fingerprint. To connect, click Yes.
  2. The Fugu window will display files on your machine in the left-hand pane, and files on the server (i.e. webspace) on the right-hand pane. Transfer files from one machine to the other by dragging them from one pane to the other. Make sure the files use valid naming conventions (letters, numbers, underscores, hyphens, and periods only; capitalization matters; no spaces!).

See Also:

VPN - Connection Guide for Macintosh

Keywords:SFTP, FTP, Macintosh, file-transfer, transfer, SCP   Doc ID:15424
Owner:Larry T.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2010-10-27 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-05-22 09:41 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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