You can access the server to view files two ways:

Using Windows File Sharing (Samba or SMB)

A Samba or SMB share will allow you to access files stored in your home directory or lab share. Once connected, you may work with your files as if they were in a folder on your local machine. You may drag and drop files to and from the server and open files on the server with software on your local machine. Off-campus users will need to connect to the VPN first.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS

To access your files on the server via samba (also known as Windows File Sharing) on a Windows computer, open a File Explorer window (such as by clicking on the Computer icon), and type in a double backslash \\ immediately followed by the address of the server and then press the Enter key.   You will type one of the following addresses in the address bar, depending on which is your departmental server.

If you wish to access either the Athens or Acropolis server, type the following address into the File Explorer’s address bar and then press the Enter key:

\\sscs-fs0.uchicago.edu

If you wish to access the CronusCorinth or Rhodes server, type the following address into the File Explorer’s address bar and then press the Enter key:

\\ssdfiles.uchicago.edu

When prompted, supply your CNET ID username and password. For your username you must use the prefix ADLOCAL\

For example, if your CNET ID is johnsmith, you would use ADLOCAL\johnsmith as your username. You can then browse your files on the server in the Finder.

Mac OS X

To access your files on the server via samba from your Mac, open a Finder Window, then click on the Go menu item, then click on Connect to Server . . . In the address bar that appears, type in smb:// immediately followed by the appropriate address of your departmental server. You will type in one of the following server addresses, depending on which is your departmental server.

If you wish to access either the Athens or Acropolis server, type the following address into the address field and then click the Connect button:

smb://sscs-fs0.uchicago.edu

If you wish to access the CronusRhodes, or Corinth server, type the following address into the address field and then click the Connect button:

smb://ssdfiles.uchicago.edu

When prompted, supply your CNET ID username and password. For your username you must use the prefix ADLOCAL\

For example, if your CNET ID is johnsmith, you would use ADLOCAL\johnsmith as your username. After successfullyou can  browse your files on the server in the Finder.

LINUX

Linux distributions vary in their implementation of SMB clients; please consult your documentation.

Using an SFTP program

An SFTP program on your computer allows you to transfer files from the server to your computer or from your computer to the server.  Unlike Windows File Sharing, an SFTP program does NOT allow you directly to open files on the server from within a program running on your computer such as Microsoft Word.  Instead, an SFTP program allows you to transfer files from the server to your computer, where you can open them and work on them on your computer.  When you’re done working on the file, you would then save any changes and finally transfer this modified file back to the server with the SFTP program. Off campus users do not need a VPN connection.

For your logon credentials with any sftp or scp program, you will use your CNET ID username and password. Unlike with SMB logons, you will NOT use any prefix before your CNET ID.

The Filezilla client is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux at https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1 .

Host: ccp.uchicago.edu, athensx.uchicago.edu, or acropolis.uchicago.edu

Username: Your CNetID
Password: Your CNetID Password

Port: 22