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The UASHome system is a personal filespace that each student, staff and faculty receive with their computer accounts. By default, the space has 50mb, but this can be increased in the case that there is some reasonable (academic) need.

Docs

These files are available from the desktop of lab computers under the folder "UASHOME". These are files that require authentication to access (FTP, or connecting from a campus computer).

Web

The web folder can be viewed online immediately. If you store documents only, the files will be listed with an auto-index of the directory contents. If you have uploaded html files (your own website, for instance), those will be available too.

  • Once items have been added to your Web folder of the UASHome space, they can be viewed online
  • Within your browser of choice, simply visit http://uashome.alaska.edu/~username (replace username with your campus username)
  • In the case that you have a sub-folder, you can simply include that in the URL: http://uashome.alaska.edu/~username/subfolder/

FTP

FTP or File Transfer Protocol can be used to access your UAS Home directory.

How to Access your Docs Folder from Home

Firefox

Firefox does not have a built-in interface for FTP, though you can VIEW your materials by visiting ftp://uashome.alaska.edu

If you would like to interact with your FTP data, you can use a handy plugin called FireFTP. It is available from http://fireftp.mozdev.org/.

Once downloaded & installed, go to Tools > FireFTP, and create a new connection with host being "uashome.alaska.edu". Once connected with your username/password, you will see your Web and Docs folder available for manipulation.

Configuring FireFTP for UASHome

Internet Explorer

Version 6

  1. Ftp://uashome.alaska.edu
  2. Enter your username/password to access the ftp folders

Version 7

  1. Point your browser to ftp://uashome.alaska.edu
    • This will take some time (be patient) because it is reading the entire UASHome directory of all users
    1. As indicated at the top of the resulting page, "To view this FTP site in Windows Explorer, click Page, and then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer."
    2. Enter your username/password again
    3. You should see your Docs & Web folder available for your use!

    Version 8

    1. Point your browser to ftp://uashome.alaska.edu
        • Please be patient, because the entire UASHome directory is big
        1. As indicated at the top of the resulting page, "To view this FTP site in Windows Explorer, click Page, and then click Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer."
        2. Enter your username/password again
        3. You should see your Docs & Web folder available for your use!

        Safari

        1. In the Address bar, type ftp://uashome.alaska.edu, press enter
        2. Enter your UAS username/password.
        3. Enjoy!

        Windows Explorer

        This can be used on any windows version. Very handy to bypass the time it takes to load (as seen in IE 7).

        1. Right click on the Start Menu, choose Explore
        2. In the Address bar, type ftp://uashome.alaska.edu, press enter
        3. Enter your UAS username/password.
        4. Enjoy!
 
 

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