These are some frequently asked questions regarding Taz.
If you have a question you think should be added to the FAQ, please e-mail it to me.
There are three options: 1) Using SSH with Putty, 2) Using SCP with WinSCP, 3) Using the Windows file browser if you are on campus.You can view your files by using SSH to login to Taz into taz or by using IE.
1) SSH into Taz:
You can SSH into Taz from on campus or off. I recommend downloading the free Putty SSH client.
You can use SCP to view or modify your files from on campus or off. I recommend using the free WinSCP client.
The screen shot below shows WinSCP viewing files from my hard drive on the left and files on Taz on the right.
3) Windows file browser:
THIS OPTION IS CURRENTLY NOT WORKING. SORRY.
If you are on campus, you can view your files using the Windows file browser. This will not work from off campus.
Below is a screet shot of my file browser viewing files in my public_html directory on Taz.
If you are on campus, you can transfer your files from your hard drive to your Taz folders by using the Windows file browser as described in the step above this. Just copy and paste the files and directories into your Taz directories.
If you are off campus, you will need to SCP to Taz to transfer your files as described previously. Once you have logged in, simply copy and paste or drag and drop your files into the WinSCP window. All your files will need to be copied into the public_html directory to be visible on the Web.
If you created a file called myfile.html in your /home/username/public_html directory, you would access it from your browser using:
http://taz.harding.edu/~username/myfile.htmlIf you created a folder under public_html and placed a file in it called myfile.html, you'd access the file with this URL:
If you are connected to HUWA-GUEST, you will not be able to access Taz's web server. However, if you connect to HUWA-SEC, you can. Here are instructions on how to connect to the secured network on Windows 7.
Yes. Although Taz web pages are only directly accessible from on campus (due to the firewall), you can access them from off campus indirectly using an SSH tunnel. Follow the directions posted here that describe how to set up an SSH tunnel using Putty.
Yes. Linux is a case-sensitive operating system, and Taz is running Linux.
The file a.html, A.html, and a.HTML are all different files in Linux. Windows, on the other hand, is not case sensitive. This means you could write some HTML that works on Windows, but when you transfer your files to taz and access them in the browser, you could have broken images or links that cannot be found.
For example, you could have the following HTML:
But your file may be named pic.GIF. This will cause it to appear as a broken image on Taz. Change the name of the file to pic.gif to fix the problem.