Updating Your Departmental Web Site Using CIFS (from Mac)

CIFS (or Common Internet File System) is a file sharing protocol mostly used between Microsoft Windows computers. When connected to the School of Engineering wired network or the UCONN-SECURE wireless network, users have full access to all CIFS resources. Remote CIFS access, however, is not allowed, and users at remote locations (for example home cable modem or DSL internet connection) must first connect to the UITS VPN before being able to access CIFS resources within the School of Engineering.


If you are on a Mac that is connected to the School of Engineering network, or using the UITS VPN, then you can easily update your departmental website:

1.Click on the Go menu and select Connect to Server.
2.Under Server Address enter the UNC path of your website in Mac format (example smb://files.engr.uconn.edu/dept_web/www.engr.uconn.edu/ (see Figure 1).


3.A dialog box will be displayed for you to enter your credentials. Under Name enter your SoE username in the form of AD.ENGR.UCONN.EDU\username (see Figure 2). Enter your SoE password.


4.Once you click connect, your departmental web folder should pop up. You should now be able to make updates on your departmental web site.