Overall System Status:
The server dropbox.dartmouth.edu can be used for the exchange of files between Dartmouth College people and other Internet users. Users outside the College can connect using any FTP client, user anonymous, and deposit files in the directory called incoming, then College users can retrieve them. College users can deposit files in outgoing, and outside users can retrieve them if they know the exact file names. Nobody can list the contents of either directory. Effectively, the filename itself becomes the password for retrieval.
All files are deleted automatically after a few days. Transferring very large files may prevent others from using these directories. You should seek other means for very large files. Thirty gigabytes of disk space is provided for combined incoming and outgoing drop boxes (as of 07/05).
Illegal use of this facility is prohibited.
Warning: Files placed in this directory are not secure. Sensitive or confidential data can be encrypted using a separate tool, with the decryption key sent to the recipient by a more secure mechanism.
Questions about this service should be sent to Help@Dartmouth.edu.
You can use this directory to transfer files from computers outside Dartmouth to computers at Dartmouth. Outside users should use the FTP PUT command (or equivalent menu selection in a graphical client) to place files here. Then, they can tell their Dartmouth associates what the file names are. The Dartmouth user can then retrieve the file with the FTP GET command. A simple way to do this is to send e-mail with the URL in the form ftp://dropbox.dartmouth.edu/incoming/myfilename. The recipient can simply paste the URL into a web browser.
You can use this directory to transfer files from computers at Dartmouth to computers outside Dartmouth. Dartmouth users should use the FTP PUT command (or equivalent menu selection in a graphical client) to place files here. Then, they can tell their outside associates what the file names are. The outside user can then retrieve the file with the GET command. A simple way to do this is to send e-mail with the URL in the form ftp://dropbox.dartmouth.edu/outgoing/myfilename. The recipient can simply paste the URL into a web browser.
Free space available on the server can be very volatile. The status page shows the current free space. While this system is easy to use and requires no accounts or passwords to be created, there are some disadvantages:
Last Updated: 2/7/13