To connect to Grinnell’s storage server from off-campus, you will need to use an FTP client that supports “FTP over TLS” (why don’t we use regular FTP?). If you have your own FTP client you would like to use, see the generic connection instructions below. If you do not have an FTP client already, Filezilla is a cross-platform client that supports FTP over TLS (and it’s pretty cool besides). For instructions on setting up FileZilla with the Grinnell storage server, see this page.
You can also browse the list of clients known to support secure FTP.
To connect to the storage server with your FTP client of choice, use the address
ftpserver.grinnell.edu with port 21. When choosing a connection type, look for an option named “FTPES”, “Explicit FTPS”, “FTP over TLS”, or something similar. Your client must offer an option like this, otherwise the connection will fail. If you do not want to have to navigate to your directory every time you logon, you can set up the default remote directory in the “advanced” tab.
You may also encounter a message about an untrusted certificate. It is safe to accept this, and you may want to choose to always accept this certificate to avoid this message in the future.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Helpdesk by e-mail or at 641–269–4400.
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