Activating Pilot Account ( first time users ) Web-based Activation Browse to 1. Click on the link on the lower right that says.
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Activating Pilot Account ( first time users ) Web-based Activation Browse to http://pilot.msu.edu/twig 1. Click on the link on the lower right that says 'Set Up Your Pilot Account' 2. Follow directions carefully. Enter your MSU identification number and PIN in as prompted. 3. Enter a secure password when prompted. Pilot displays your MSUnet ID. For future logins use this ID and password to enter Pilot.
Activating Pilot Account Contd… Telnet-based Activation on Windows 1. Click on the Start button, then on Run. 2. Type telnet pilot.msu.edu in the 'Run' window. 3. The Pilot Welcome Screen will then display. You will be prompted to log in. 4. At the login prompt, type pilot and press the ENTER key 5. After reading the MSUnetID Administration page, enter your MSU Identification Number and press the ENTER key. 6. Enter your four-digit PIN and press ENTER key. 7. After reading the Assigning a Password to Your Pilot Account page, type what you would like your password to be and press the Enter key. 8. Retype the password for verification purposes and press the Enter key.
Activating Pilot Account Contd… Once the password is successfully set, the Logging into the PILOT System screen displays. This screen will give you your Pilot ID (username). Note: It is VERY important to make a note of your Pilot ID! Your MSU email address is :yourMSUnetID@msu.edu yourMSUnetID@msu.edu You can access your email via http://pilot.msu.edu/twig or via telnet Start -> Run -> telnet pilot.msu.edu http://pilot.msu.edu/twig Telnet-based Activation on Macintosh 1. Open Telnet (OSX users may launch Terminal, then type: telnet pilot.msu.edu at the prompt. Proceed to step 3). 2. Login in, using the host pilot.msu.edu 3. The Pilot Welcome Screen will then display. You will be prompted to log in. 4. Follow steps 2-4 Upgrade to mail.msu @ https://mail.msu.edu/upgrade/ https://mail.msu.edu/upgrade/
Mail.msu E-Mail Mail.msu allows every MSU student to exchange electronic mail with other e-mail users on the world wide Internet You can connect to pilot from most public Microlabs The list of MSU microlabs is available on-line at http://www.msu.edu/service/mlab/web/ http://www.msu.edu/service/mlab/web/ To connect to mail.msu Go to http://mail.msu.edu/ http://mail.msu.edu/ Type in your Pilot ID and password to access your mail
FTP What is FTP? FTP is File Transfer Protocol. It is used for transferring files between your computer and a remote system (e.g. web server) PC Users A popular FTP software is for windows is WS_FTP. It is freely available on the web for educational purposes at http://www.download.com http://www.download.com
FTP for PC -Open the WS_FTP application program. There will be sessions properties window. -Type in the host name or IP address -e.g, pilot.msu.edu -- If you know the host type, select from drop down list otherwise select Automatic detect which takes care of 90% ftp sites -Type in your username and password. You can specify any profile name for the host if it doesn’t exist -Click OK
Contd… - Select the files or folders on the source system. Open the folder to which you want to transfer files on the destination system. Select the file transfer mode. Transfer the files using the left and right arrow buttons located between the list boxes. Click the left arrow button to transfer files from the remote to the local system. Click the right arrow button to transfer files from the local system to the FTP site.
FTP for Mac Users Fetch is a Macintosh program for transferring files Connecting: When you start Fetch or choose the New Connection... menu item you will be prompted with the connection dialog box. Specifiy the name or IP number of the machine you wish to connect to e.g pilot.msu.edu You may enter an user id and password.
Contd… Getting a File - To get a file, drag it to the Finder, double-click on its name or select it and click the Get File... Button. - To get multiple files, or directories, click on them while holding down the Command key and then drag them to the Finder or click the Get... button. Putting a File - To transfer a file from your Macintosh to another machine click on the Put File... button. You will be asked to pick a file and prompted for the name and format to give the file you are putting. - To transfer multiple files, or folders, to another machine hold down the Option key while pressing the Put File... button, or choose Put Folders and Files… from the Remote menu.