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Login to the fileserver

When you first login, your personal account with 15GB storage space is created and your email address is added to the active users list, so the fileserver's administrator can inform you about maintenance dates or news about the service.

Login is also neccessary if you want to use fileserver storage space for groups only and do not use your own personal storage space.

Storage space access

Your computer communicates with the fileserver via the so-called SMB protocol. Although it primarily is Windows protocol, you can also use the fileserver with Linux, Mac OSX or Solaris/Opensolaris.

Your personal storage space is always named by your POP-ID.

Names for fileserver groups can be chosen freely on application.

Microsoft Windows

Windows uses so-called UNC paths for access to network resources. For the fileserver the path is:

\\files.uni-konstanz.de\

You then have to complete this general path with the name of a network resource or network drive you would like to use. If you enter only the general path you will see the number of network resources in the form of folders.

For example:

\\files.uni-konstanz.de\pop123456789

If your POP-ID is pop123456789.

map network drive

You can either enter this path directly in your Windows Explorer, or use the Windows feature "Map network drive..." to assign a drive letter to your storage space on the fileserver. In Windows Explorer, right click "Computer" and select the according entry from the menu.

specify drive letter

To save your login information permanently, tick the boxes "Reconnect at logon" and "Connect using different credentials". A dialogue will open and prompt you for your username and password. Please enter your user name (name.surname) and the according password. Then tick the box "Remember my credentials".

enter network password

Linux

If you use a Linux dirstribution as your operating system, you can access the filserver with the programme  Dolphin (KDE4) or with the menu entry "Places" (GNOME) at

smb://files.uni-konstanz.de/

Alternatively you can access the fileserver with the mount command (requires root privileges). You may also specifically address shares (storage that is provided in a network under a certain name) with Linux, by completing the path with the share's name. If the desired share is selected, a login window will pop up and ask for the your user name (name.surname) and the according password.

In some cases your personal share might not be in the list. In such a case, you may address your storage space directly with

smb://files.uni-konstanz.de/popXXXXX

in this case popXXXXX is to be replaced by your personal POP-ID.

Mac OSX

With the shortcut Apple+K you can open a dialogue where you can enter the fileserver's address. The address is (the same as on Linux):

smb://files.uni-konstanz.de/

Another dialogue will open and prompt you for your username and your password.


After you have entered your credentials, a window will open where you can select your share. The share named with your personal POP-ID is your personal fileserver storage space.