FTP provides the ability for users to copy or transfer data files to a local machine. Coping files to a local machine has some advantages, namely faster read speeds and the ability to modify data files if desired. However, this comes at the cost of local storage overhead.
- host: ftp://cmip5.whoi.edu/
- username: anonymous or ftp
Like the network share, he FTP server also allows anonymous read only access to the /data directory. It is accessible via command-line, FTP client, or web browser on the WHOI network.
FTP Access via Command Line Interface (*NIX Systems Only)
To access the FTP server via command line, log in using username anonymous or ftp:
aekholm@aekholm-a900:~$ ftp cmip5.whoi.edu
Connected to cmip5.whoi.edu.
220 ProFTPD 1.3.4a Server (CMIP5 Community Storage Server) [::ffff:184.108.40.206]
Name (cmip5.whoi.edu:aekholm): anonymous
331 Anonymous login ok, send your complete email address as your password
230 Anonymous access granted, restrictions apply
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
The FTP command-line interface may then be used to transfer files to a local machine.
Access via FTP Client
FTP clients provide a more user-friendly graphical interface for transferring files over FTP. FileZilla (https://filezilla-project.org/) is a popular FTP client that is available for Windows and Linux. Enter cmip5.whoi.edu for “host”, anonymous for “user”, and leave the “password” blank.
FTP Access via Web Browser
The FTP server content is also accessible via web browser. Navigate your web browser to ftp://cmip5.whoi.edu/ to browse the data. The web interface provides the ability to navigate the filesystem hierarchy and download files to a local machine.