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Secure File Transfer at MIT

alert icon   Important: On August 14, 2014, IS&T ended support for for Kerberized FTP on the Athena Dialup Servers ( and All file transfers to Athena must now use the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Attempting to connect via Kerberized FTP will result in a "Connection refused" error. Learn more.

Insecure connections are not allowed on MITnet. You must transfer your files securely over the MIT network using a secure file transfer method. The secure file transfer programs supported at MIT include features like password encryption, which protects your password from being intercepted and abused by hackers on the Internet.

Getting started

Transferring files securely