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 Login as anonymous and use your email address as the password.

Example login:

$ ftp
Connected to (
220 FTP server (Version wu-2.6.2-15.7x.legacy) ready.
Name ( anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.

If you are getting files, then

ftp> cd transfer/outgoing

If you are putting files, then

ftp> cd transfer/incoming

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 /space/outgoing and put files in its subdirectory. You can get user transfered files from /space/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.