Use VPN for Filezilla, scp, and all file transfer software

Some users have reported difficulties transferring multiple files to the RCE.  This is because for security reasons, the RCE systems are set up to block users who log in too often from outside of Harvard.  File transfer programs log in each time a new set of files is sent, so they sometimes trigger this block.  This situation is easily remedied by logging into the Harvard VPN before transferring files.  This happens for all file transfer software, including Filezilla, Cyberduck, and CLI commands such as scp and sftp.  The one thing it does not apply to is mounting a local drive using the NX client.

For assistance using the VPN, please email