Using the FSFE download-server
The FSFE offers a download server on download.fsfe.org. In comparison to our Git, this is perfect for large files like videos, documents, pictures and other data. Volunteers can request write access to store FSFE-related data there.
First of all you will have to create a ssh-key for your user. You can do this with the command keygen. For more information on ssh-key please have a look here. For an instruction on how to generate and use your ssh-key you can also check out the explanation: First steps with git.
Please write an email asking for access to the download-server to us.
- You will need to provide your public ssh-key. For this:
- open your terminal type: "cd ~/.ssh" (This command changes directories. You will now be in the folder .ssh in your home folder. For a more detailed explanation type: "man cd" in your terminal.)
- Next type: "ls"
You will now see the file id_rsa.pub. This is your public key. Please do never ever in any case under any circumstances publish any other file from this folder. The id_rsa is your private ssh-key. And as the name says it is private as private data.
- As soon as someone uploaded your public ssh-key you will be able to access download.fsfe.org. To do this follow the steps below.
Uploading and Downloading Files
There a several ways how to connect to a SFTP server
Please check if you already followed the steps above.
- Open a terminal.
Type: "sftp firstname.lastname@example.org"
- Now you can transfer files from your local machine to download.fsfe.org
You can use special applications like Filezilla to connect to a SFTP server. You can also use your file manager like Nautilus or Thunar.
Protocol: SFTP / Host: download.fsfe.org / Port: (leave empty or 22) / Logon Type: Key file / User: download / Key file: (select the file id_rsa in the .ssh directory)
For a detailed explanation on how to use Filezilla have a look at the documentation from them.
Using Nautilus: Go to "Other Locations". There you will see the line: Connect to Server. Type sftp://email@example.com and click on connect.