File Transfers ~ OSU only



FTP using MacOS X from off campus

  1. From the Finder menu, select Go->Connect to servers.
  2. Type afp:// in the server address field.
    • Type your ONID UserID and Password when prompted.
      • Your name may be in the name field but you’ll want to replace it with your ONID userID.
      • If you are not prompted for the userID and password, then try it again; you won’t be able to transfer files to the web server without authenticating the login.
  3. Open the public_html folder.
    • View by files rather than folders to see the organization of directories and files at a glance.
  4. Drag and drop files into the public_html folder.
    • Keep the organization of files and folders the same as you have on your hard drive to keep from breaking links within the html documents.

For other Mac OS X or 9 options, see the ONID site.

FTP with Dreamweaver


SSH to the database

  • You ssh into as normal, then execute
    • mysql -h -u -p
    • You will be prompted for a password. It is the password supplied on the ONID Web Database page.
  • Or you can execute
    • mysql -h -u[onid login] -p[onidDB password]
    • so that you don’t have to wait for a prompt. Also for your onid login, you have to precede it with ‘onid_’ before you type in your onid login.
      • This actually beats using the prompt because you actually get to see your password as you input it, which saves you a lot of trouble, since the password is also case sensitive.