If you have been asked to send the FreeSurfer team a file, you can either send it via FTP or File Drop. Instructions for both are below.
When sending us data, please keep in mind any restrictions dictated by the IRB protocol governing this data. By default, mgz files (the FreeSurfer file format) have been stripped of any identifying information. However, you may want to consider defacing your data before you send it.
FTP File Exchange
An FTP server is available to which, under special circumstances, files may be uploaded. Also, sometimes special distributions or bug fixes are posted to the server for user download.
Use ftp surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu. Login as anonymous and use your email address as the password.
$ ftp surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu Connected to surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu (126.96.36.199). 220 surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu FTP server (Version wu-2.6.2-15.7x.legacy) ready. Name (surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu:fsurfer): anonymous 331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password. Password: 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. Remote system type is UNIX. Using binary mode to transfer files. ftp>
If you are getting files, then
ftp> cd transfer/outgoing ftp> get filename.txt
If you are putting files, first change to the file's directory (before logging onto the FTP server), then
ftp> cd transfer/incoming ftp> put filename.txt
If you want the directory containing the public distributions of FreeSurfer:
ftp> cd pub/dist/freesurfer
The dir command will show directory contents. The get command will download a file to your machine.
For those inside NMR center
Go to /cluster/outgoing and put files in its subdirectory. You can get user transfered files from /cluster/incoming. It takes 5 minutes or so to actually see the files there after the transfer.
Email File Drop
An alternative to ftp is the Martinos Center File Drop. There is a 2GiB limit so you will want to compress the file(s) when necessary.