2. Accessing your web site users folder from a Linux account

In order to see your web folder you need to add a shortcut from your Linux account to the users web space. This shortcut cannot be made through Cyberduck, so you need to open a Terminal session instead.

  1. From the favourites menu, click on the screen icon to begin a Terminal session.
    Terminal icon
    Figure 7. Terminal program icon
  2. At the $ prompt type ssh [username]@linux.ox.ac.uk (i.e. if your username is abcd1234, type ssh abcd1234@linux.ox.ac.uk) and press <Enter>.
    Type in SSH linux.ox.ac.uk
    Figure 8. Type in SSH connection
  3. You will now be asked for your Oxford Account password, type this in and press <Enter>. N.B. you will not see any text on the screen as you type your password.
    Password prompt
    Figure 9. Password prompt
  4. If you have never done this before, you will see the following message:

    The authenticity of host 'linux.ox.ac.uk (163.1.2.102)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 12:05:75:ee:73:a7:6d:3d:27:f3:fd:32:c7:5d:9b:09. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?

    You can verify that this is correct by visiting the Linux security page where the key fingerprints are displayed. Type Yes to continue.
  5. Once your password is accepted, you will be greeted by the Linux service welcome information.
    Linux Service welcome information
    Figure 10. Linux Service welcome information
  6. You now need to send a command to the server telling it to make a shortcut to your user web space. At the $ prompt type makeweblinks and press <Enter>.
    makeweblinks command
    Figure 11. Shortcut command
  7. The system will respond by adding a new line with your username@raven.ox.ac.uk and a $ prompt.
    makeweblinks command completed
    Figure 12. Command completed
  8. You have now successfully added a shortcut to your Linux account going to your user web space. If you now type ls you will see a new folder called public_html.
  9. Type Logoff and close down the Terminal.
  10. On returning to Cyberduck you need to refresh the Linux account folder view. After you have refreshed your folder view, you will see a new shortcut has been added to your folder.
    Shortcut added to user web space
    Figure 13. Shortcut added to user web space
    If you click on this link, Cyberduck will show you your web space account folder. You can now drag and drop files to and from your users web space using the Cyberduck program.
  11. To close the connection to linux.ox.ac.uk, click on the Disconnect button near the top of the screen.
    Disconnect button
    Figure 14. Disconnect button
    The folder view will now be greyed out
    Connection terminated
    Figure 15. Screen greyed out
  12. You can now close the program in the normal way.

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