How to set up and use WSFTP for SpoCom

One of the best FTP (File Transfer Protocol) programs available

1. Download WSFTP off SpoCom's Download Software Page. At the browser prompt, select a directory like c:\dump or c:\temp (later, you'll set up the program from that directory).

NOTE: The WSFTP program on SpoCom's Download Software Page contains both the 16 bit version for Windows 3.1 and the 32 bit version for Windows 95.

2. WSFTP is a self-extracting zip file and therefore must be unzipped before it can be used. Put it into your temp directory and run it or double click on it (see step #3).

3. Windows 95 users select "Start", then "Run", then type in the directory where you put WSFTP followed by the "install" (for example: c:\temp\install.exe), then hit ENTER -- the install program will now run setting up WSFTP in its own program group with its own icons (the setup menu gives you the option of selecting the 16 bit setup or 32 bit -- select 32 bit if you are using Windows 95 dialup adapter to log on to the network).

   Windows 3.1 users select "File", then "Run", then type in the directory where you put WSFTP followed by the "install" (for example: c:\temp\install.exe), then hit ENTER -- the install program will now run setting up WSFTP in it's own program group with its own icons (the setup menu gives you the option of selecting the 16 bit or 32 bit program -- select 16 bit).

4. To use WSFTP, double click the newly set up icon (you have to be online to use WSFTP). A window will open that has a smaller window overlapping it. The smaller window sets up what FTP server you will log onto. If you select the box at the top of the "Session Profile" window a menu will drop down giving you many FTP servers to choose from. You can also add your own and modify the ones that are there.

NOTE: some servers use your e-mail address as an anonymous login password and you have to enter it in the password box in order to log onto them (Sunsite, for example). Be sure to check the little box for save password, then the "Save" button under the "Profile Name" box, so you don't have to redue it again the next time.

5. To set up WSFTP for SpoCom first select the "New" button under the "Profile Name" box, then type in "SpoCom" as the new server in the "Profile Name" box.

6. In the "Host Name" box, type "spocom.com" (without the quotes and in all lower case letters).

7. In the "Host Type" box, select "automatic detect" if it isn't already selected.

NOTE: SpoCom does not allow anonymous logins to its FTP server, so you must log in with a valid SpoCom user login and password to enter the FTP directories.

8. In the "User ID" box type your SpoCom login name.

9. In the "Password" box type in your SpoCom login password. Check the little box labeled "Save Password", then select the "Save" button at the top of the window beneath the "Profile Name" box. This saves the SpoCom configuration with your user login and password for use later. (You don't need to fill in boxes bellow the "Password" box).

10. When you're ready to log onto the FTP server, simply select SpoCom from the "Profile Name" menu (it will already be selected if it was the last server you used), then click on the "Ok" button. This will log you into the FTP server.

11. You may log onto any FTP server by selecting the name of the server from the "Profile Name" menu and clicking on the "OK" button, though you may have to modify the login and password to accomodate that server ("anonymous" for the log in name and either "guest" or "your e-mail address" as the password).

NOTE: There are two windows in the program. One is your machine (Local System) and one is the SpoCom machine (Remote System). What you see in the windows is the directory trees of both machines. You may download or upload using the arrow buttons between the two windows, or selecting the "Send" or "Receive" buttons. You may move up and down the directory tree structure by clicking on the ".." to move up to a higher directory (You will not be allowed access beyond the "C:\Public" directory), or clicking on a selected directory to move down the directory tree structure.

   In order to set up your own "Web Presence" (homepage) directory, you need to contact us and have us set up an appropriate directory for you under the "C:\Public\Users" directory, which you will have full control over to set up your own homepage -- you and the SpoCom administrators will be the only persons with full access rights to your directory, though you can read other user directories and they may read yours (only you and SpoCom will be able to write to your directory, including making subdirectories).

12. The SpoCom directory tree is as follows:

INTERNET

       \INTERNET\INTEL

            \INTERNET\INTEL\SUBDIRECTORIES WITH SOME SOFTWARE

       \USERS

       \USERS\USER SUBDIRECTORIES (for homepages)

FOR PRIVACY AND SECURITY, DOMAIN ACCOUNTS HAVE THEIR OWN FTP SERVER TO ACCESS THEIR DIRECTORY ONLY

   NOTE: Your local system (your computer) will be in the WSFTP subdirectory when you start, so you may need to back out (see number 12 NOTES above) to an appropriate subdirectory on your machine (c:\dump or c:\temp) to download files into a directory where you can later find them more easily to use them (set up programs, etc...).

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