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Connect to Jackal

Jackal is a network file server that is used by students to store their various files. This allows files to be saved in one central location which is accessible from almost every computer on campus, and even computers on the Internet. When logging onto a public lab computer, this file space is automatically mounted and looks just like another drive on the local computer. Any files that are saved to this 'drive' are automatically saved on the central file server. The file space that is accessible on Jackal is often referred to as the computer's 'L Drive'.

There are various ways in which you can connect to Jackal from non-lab computers that do not automatically mount this file space. This is useful if you would like to access files that you saved in the public lab from your computer in your residence or at home.

Ways to connect to Jackal

  • CIFS (Windows Shares) - If you want to access your files on Jackal from a computer that is within the Rhodes computer network, it is probably best to follow these instructions. Computers on the Student Network are considered as being within the Rhodes computer network.
  • Permanently mount my Jackal file storage space - If you want to access your files on Jackal from a computer that is within the Rhodes computer network and you would like to permanently mount your file storage space, follow these instructions. This will have the effect of adding another drive to your computer, similar to what happens in the public computer labs. Computers on the Student Network are considered as being within the Rhodes computer network.
  • Gollem - If you would like to access files on Jackal from a computer that is not within the Rhodes computer network, you have to follow these instructions. For example, if you would like to access the files from home, or your digs, follow these instructions.
  • Cyberduck (Mac) - If you would like to connect to Jackal with an Apple Mac, follow these instructions.

The connection methods listed above should be sufficient for accessing your files on Jackal. Given below are other methods of accessing your files.

  • FTP - If you would like to access your files on Jackal via FTP, follow these instructions.

Last Modified :Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:41:04 SAST