FTP Large Attachments

ATS has a public FTP server that they are willing to share, at least until a campus-wide solution for handling large or restricted attachments becomes available.

Generally, the following method will work for any type of computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) from any location. This method is known as "FTP" (file transfer protocol) and is a standard Internet file transfer method.

If you need to provide instructions to an external user, you can cut-and-paste the instructions below into an e-mail and send it to them. (Note: External users cannot access this instruction page.)


For non-experienced FTP users, follow these instructions:
  1. Open your web browser and connect to this URL:

  2. A window will open. This window is the file transfer site. Change to the |Others| folder. You can create folders and cut-and-paste or drag-and-drop files between this window and your file manager utility (i.e. Windows Explorer) and/or your Desktop.
If your web browser will not open the link above, then you will have to locate a setting in the browser configuration to allow it to access FTP sites. The location of this setting varies between browsers.

Uploading files to this site might require you to use FTP software instead of your web browser. In this case, an on-campus or VPN connection is required.

For experienced FTP users, configure your favorite FTP software with the following settings:

  • Server:
  • User: FTPuser
  • Password: FTPfile1 (note the capitalization in the password)

Just drag and drop your large file into (or out of) the |Others| folder on the FTP site.

See ATS Public File Transfer Server (PDF file) for further details.

This FTP site is accessible to anyone that knows the common username and password. You should move your file into and out of this site as quickly as possible.