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Accessing UBfs Within ResNet

Within ResNet, access UBfs from Linux either with SSHFS or Nautilus/Gnome.

Using SSHFS to Access UBfs

Use SSHFS if you are using a Linux distribution that supports FUSE, such as Ubuntu.

Installing Needed Modules

Your distribution may have different commands or different names. This command should work on a typical Ubuntu-based distribution.

sudo apt-get install sshfs

Creating a Mount Point

Create a folder, such as ubfs, into which to mount your UBfs files with the correct permissions:

sudo mkdir /ubfs

sudo chmod a+rwx /ubfs

Mounting Your UBfs Space

Mount UBfs to your folder /ubfs to access your UBfs space:

sshfs ubitname@ubunix.buffalo.edu:/ubfs/myfiles/1st_UBIT_letter/2nd_UBIT_letter/UBITName/  /ubfs/

where UBITName is your UBITName and 1st_UBIT_letter and 2nd_UBIT_letter are the first and second letters of your UBITName.

Mounting Your UBfs Files using Nautilus/Gnome

You can view your files with Nautilus/Gnome, but if you want to edit them you must save them locally and then upload them using sftp.

  1. Double click on the Computer icon on the desktop; choose the File menu and then Connect to Server.
  2. Set the options in the dialog box using your UBITName and the 1st and 2nd characters of your UBITName:
    • Service: Secure WebDAV
    • Server: ubfs.buffalo.edu
    • Folder: ubfs/myfiles/1st_letter_UBITName/2nd_Letter_UBITName/UBITName
    • User Name: Your UBITName
  3. Click on Connect and enter your UBITName password when prompted. A new window will open where you can browse your files. If you edit a file, you must save it locally on your computer then copy it back to UBfs.
  4. When done, right click on the ubfs.buffalo.edu icon and select Unmount Volume.

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