Accessing Your Files

Files you create in CSE systems (labs, VLAB, login servers, etc) are stored in your CSE Home Directory by default.

This is how you can get them…

From a CSE lab machine, VLAB or CSE login server

Your home directory is available automatically, under /home/CSE_account (eg. /home/z1234567)

New terminals and file browsers start in this directory.

From a machine connected to the CSE Wired network

Using Windows

  • Right-click 'Computer' in your Start menu or desktop, and select 'Map Network Drive'
  • Select a drive letter from the drop-down list
  • Enter the path \\samba.cse.unsw.edu.au\your_zID
  • Select 'Connect using different credentials'
  • Click Finish/OK
  • Use adunsw\your_zID and your zPass as the username and password when prompted.

Using MacOS

  • Open the 'Go' menu and select 'Connect to Server'
  • Enter the path smb://samba.cse.unsw.edu.au/<your zID>
  • Select 'Connect using different credentials'
  • Click Connect
  • Use your zID and zPass as the username and password when prompted.

Using Linux (Ubuntu)

  • Open the file browser
  • Click on the File menu
  • Click 'Connect to server'
  • Enter the path ssh://login.cse.unsw.edu.au
  • Click 'Connect'
  • Use your zID and zPass as the username and password when prompted.

Commandline - smbclient

smbclient -U adunsw\\z1234567 //samba.cse.unsw.edu.au/z1234567

(subsitiuting your own zID as appropriate)

From any other network

If you are connecting from any other network (uniwide, external internet, etc), you will need an SFTP client to access your files.

Using Windows

We recommend WinSCP, as it is popular, well-supported and free.

To connect:

  • Select SFTP as the protocol
  • Enter the host login.cse.unsw.edu.au
  • Enter your zID and zPass as the username and password
  • Click 'Connect'
  • (you may wish to click 'Save' first, to save these details for next time)

Using a SSH-key

You need have WinSCP offer your current SSH key as a credential.

  1. Convert your existing SSH private key to a format that WinSCP reads.
  2. Use the converted private key in WinSCP.

Using Mac

The preferred SFTP client for Mac is Cyberduck.

To connect:

  • Click 'Open Connection'
  • Select SFTP as the protocol
  • Enter the server login.cse.unsw.edu.au
  • Enter <your zID> and <your zPass> as the username and password
  • Click 'Connect'
  • (you may wish to click 'Add to keychain' first, to save your credentials for next time)

Using Linux (ubuntu)

Ubuntu comes with SFTP support built into the file browser; follow the same procedure as for connecting on the CSE Wired network.

Last edited by pmr 04/10/2018

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