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SCI FTP Server

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is used to transfer files between computer on a network. You need to use a client such as: (PuTTY, WinSCP, OpenSSH) to transfer files from and to the SCI FTP Server.

You can download the programs from following websites:





A few things to remember:

  1. If you are uploading files...  place the files in the "incoming" or "upload" folders depending upon the sensitivity of the data.  (Use "incoming" for the data/documents that contains only sensitive information) 
  2. If you are at SCI and you need to access files, go to... /usr/sci/ftp/ from any SCI system
  3. If you're at SCI and you need to place files for others to download, put them in /usr/sci/ftp/download


Graphical FTP Clients:
If you are using graphical FTP clients such as the programs mentioned above. These programs simplify file transfer by allowing you to drag and drop files between windows. You install the program and open them to connect to the SCI FTP Server, entering the FTP Host as: ftp.sci.utah.edu.


site:  ftp.sci.utah.edu
login: anonymous
password: <your email address>


Accessing via Web-browser:
You can use a web-browser to connect to FTP address exactly like your HTTP address. Using a web browser for FTP transfer makes it easy for you to browse large directories and read and retrieve files. While this method is convenient, web-browsers are often slower and less reliable and have fewer features then FTP Clients. To use your web-browser to connect to SCI FTP site, enter ftp://ftp.sci.utah.edu/ where you normally enter a URL.