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  1. 1. How to access your Unix space on a Mac <ul><li>There are 2 ways to access your Unix space on a Macintosh. </li></ul><ul><li>Telnet </li></ul><ul><li>Fetch </li></ul><ul><li>Classic FTP </li></ul>
  2. 2. Telnet <ul><li>Telnet should be preinstalled on your Mac if it is running OS X Leopard. </li></ul><ul><li>If Telnet is not installed on your Mac, the University of Pittsburgh offers Telnet software as a download for free to students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to use Telnet to access your Unix space on a Mac <ul><li>Open up your Terminal application. This can be found under the “Utilities” folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Type “telnet”. </li></ul><ul><li>Type “open”. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Telnet will reply with “(to)”. Enter “”. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Telnet will connect to the servers and ask for your login and username. Enter them. </li></ul><ul><li>6. You will then be connected to Telnet just as you would through Windows. All Unix functions will act similarly. </li></ul><ul><li>SunOS 5.9 </li></ul><ul><li>login: kla28 </li></ul><ul><li>Password: </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to use Telnet to access your Unix space on a Mac 7. Use the “ls” command to see your files and folders. 8. The “public” folder is where your “HTML” folder will be created. Your “HTML” folder is where your homepage will live. telnet> open (to) Trying Connected to Escape character is '^]'.
  5. 5. How to download Telnet Software <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the button </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your username and password </li></ul><ul><li>You will see the Pitt Electronic Software Distribution page. You can navigate available software by the three drop down menus at the top. </li></ul>Only download Telnet software if your Mac does not have telnet pre-installed. It should have telnet, but if not, here’s tutorial on how to download and install it.
  6. 6. <ul><li>5. Select “Macintosh” instead of “Windows” in the last of the three drop down menus. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Click “Search this site” </li></ul><ul><li>7. This page shows all the software available for Mac users for free by the University of Pittsburgh. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Click on the “NCSA NCSA Telnet 3.03 Telnet Client”. This is the Telnet client you need to download. </li></ul>How to download Telnet Software
  7. 7. <ul><li>9. The software should download to your Mac. It will be called NCSA_Telnet_3.03.sit </li></ul><ul><li>10. Open your downloads folder and control-click on this file. </li></ul><ul><li>11. You should see the option to decompress NCSA_Telnet_3.03.sit </li></ul><ul><li>12. Do so and it will decompress to a .zip file. </li></ul><ul><li>13. You should then be able to follow the prompts and install it. </li></ul>How to download Telnet Software
  8. 8. Fetch <ul><li>Fetch is not a free program, but it can be found on Mac computers in the Pitt computer labs. </li></ul><ul><li>It gives a similar experience to using FTP on a Windows machine to access your Unix space. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fetch Instructions for Pitt Computer Labs <ul><li>Click on the fetch dog icon in the dock menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your username and password when prompted. The Unix server address should already be listed as </li></ul><ul><li>Click connect. </li></ul><ul><li>You will see your Unix files and folders displayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the “public” folder. </li></ul><ul><li>This is where you will create your “HTML” folder. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ Get” sends something to the folder. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Put” sends something to the folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Put”, the navigate to the file as you normally would to upload a file to your Unix space. </li></ul>Fetch Instructions for Pitt Computer Labs
  11. 11. Classic FTP <ul><li>Classic FTP is a free program available from Apple which you can also use to FTP to your Unix space. </li></ul><ul><li>The link to download FTP to your mac is: </li></ul><ul><li>It functions similarly to Fetch. First you click connect and type . </li></ul><ul><li>You will be prompted for your username and password. Enter them. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Then you will see your Unix space folders appear on the right hand side. </li></ul><ul><li>The left hand side shows the files and folders on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>You the arrows in between the two folder columns to upload or download files between the two locations. </li></ul>Classic FTP