In some cases it is very useful to map Viper's home directory to a window's network drive, rather than transferring data to and from over a SFTP (Secure FTP or encrypted) connection. There are a number of ways to do this, the one described here is SFTP Net Drive. This can be downloaded from the following website:
Installing and configuration
After installation, the application cab be connected to Viper (within the university campus) then:
- Connecting off-campus will need a [VPN connection].
- Profile give it a relevant name
- Server enter viper.hull.ac.uk
- Username enter your user ID (e.g. 543543)
- Authentication should be set to Password
- Password enter your password on viper.hull.ac.uk
- Key can be lefty blank which will then be stored upon the first connection
- Drive Letter can be left at Last Available
Click on Connect, advanced setting can be left as default.
Upon successful connection your viper home directory should be appear as a window's drive, as below:
- Underneath it is still a secure FTP (SFTP) connection and so read and write speeds are limited by the connection it. Typically on the local network this is around 8 Mb/s read and 5 Mb/s write cycles on a continuous file.