files

How do I install Dropbox on my machine?

You can access dropbox from the Applications->Internet menu or by typing dropbox from a command prompt. The first time you run it, you should do dropbox install -i and configure the account.

How do I copy files from the Mathematics Network to another location, ftp doesn't seem to work.

ftp and telnet are disabled for security reasons. Secure versions of these programs are available.
ftp has been replaced by Secure Copy(scp) uses the same syntax as the older Remote Copy (rcp) program.

Locally

To copy file0 from the Institute to host remote.edu where you have an account me, you would use:

scp file0 me@remote.edu:

Note:The trailing colon is not optional

To copy file1 from remote.edu to the Institute, you would use: