# File Share help

The new Math Dept. file server uses Samba to make space available for your files. You will use your Math Dept. userid and password for access. The shares can be mounted to your local PC or Mac and can be accessed the same as files on your local hard drive.

File shares are only available on Blacksburg campus addresses. If you are
remote, you will need to use the VPN. Otherwise you will need to use a
Secure Shell File Transfer program such as sftp to access your files.
Connect to the address **ssh.math.vt.edu**.

## Available shares

Currently the following shares are available:Share name | Description |
---|---|

\\fs.math.vt.edu\web-pages | Your personal web page |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\web-public | Public Math web site |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\PID | Your home directory on the Math Dept. File server. Note: replace PID with your
Math Dept. PID |

\\backup.math.vt.edu\backup | Backup space for your laptop/desktop/workstation files. |

\\cluster.math.vt.edu\PID | Your home directory on the Math Dept. Computing Cluster. Note: replace PID with your
Math Dept. PID |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\sgta | SGTA |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\calculus | Calculus Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\mathcircle | Mathcircle Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math1205 | Math 1205 Course Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math1206 | Math 1206 Course Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math1225 | Math 1225 Course Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math1226 | Math 1226 Course Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math2015 | Math 2015 Course Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math2114 | Math 2114 Course Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math2214 | Math 2214 Course Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math2224 | Math 2224 Course Files |

\\fs.math.vt.edu\math4644 | Math 4644 Course Files |

## How to mount file shares

### Macintosh

**NOTE:**The macintosh uses the forward slash (/) in place of the backslash (\) in a share names. Please use the following share names on the macintosh clients.**smb://fs.math.vt.edu/web-pages****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/web-public****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/PID****smb://backup.math.vt.edu/backup****smb://cluster.math.vt.edu/PID****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/sgta****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/calculus****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/mathcircle****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/math1206****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/math1225****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/math1226****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/math2015****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/math2114****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/math2214****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/math2224****smb://fs.math.vt.edu/math4644**- In the
**Finder**on the**Go**menu select**Connect to Server...** - In the
**Connect to Server**window, under**Server Address:**enter the desired share name (listed above).

**NOTE:**You will need to have**smb:**before the share name.

Then click on the**Connect**button. - In the
**SMB/CIFS File System Authentication**window, enter the following information:**Workgroup or Domain**MATHEMATICS**Name**Your userid.**Password**Your password.

Then click the**OK**button.

### Windows

- Open up the
**My Computer**by double clicking on it's icon. - From the
**Tools**menu select**Map Network Drive...** - Enter the following information in the
**Map Network Drive**window:**Drive:**Pick the desired letter**Folder:**Enter the desired share name (listed above).**Reconnect at logon**Check this is you want this share to be mounted each time you reboot your PC. - Click on the
**Connect using a different user name.** - In the
**Connect As...**window, enter in your**username**and**password**. Then click on the**OK**button. - CLick on the
**Finish**button now.