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Connecting to Athena from a PC

There are two sets of instructions: how to connect from a 2.009 computer in the Pappalardo lab; and how to connect from your own PC using SecureFX.

Note: MAC users should use fetch. A copy can be downloaded from IS&T.

Using a 2.009 computer in the Pappalardo lab

2.009 computers in the Pappalardo lab have SecureFX 6.2.x pre-installed. Follow the instructions for using SecureFX. The screenshots in the instructions are taken from an older version, but the instructions are relevant to the current version (6.2.x).

Additional tips

  • To quickly jump to a folder by entering the path of the destination folder, you can type the path in the address bar located in the top area of a file browser window within the SecureFX. A keyboard shortcut Ctrl+G can also be used for the same purpose.

  • If you want to use your team's Athena space, then the path would be: /afs/athena.mit.edu/course/2/2.009_yourTeamColorInLowerCase

  • If you want to use your personal Athena space and, for example, if your user name is drwallac, then you would enter:

    /afs/athena.mit.edu/user/d/r/drwallac, where the d and r are the first two letters of the user name.

Using Secure FX 6.2.x from your own PC

If you do not have SecureFX 6.2.x on your computer or you have an old version and want to upgrade:

If SecureFX 6.2.x is already on your computer: