FTP Drop Box
You can use file transfer protocol (FTP)
software to transfer files to the drop box. If you are an ETSU
faculty or staff member, the FTP program is probably already on
your computer. If you don't have the program, you may
at no charge.
(Please remember the directory where you save
the file on your computer.)
To install the program, you will need to locate
the file in your local computer directory and "double click" on
the file ws_ftp32.exe.
Instructions for Placing Files in the ETSU
FTP Drop Box
The ETSU Office of Information Technology
maintains a drop box for faculty and staff to exchange files
larger than 500K, rather than sending them as e-mail
Placing and Retrieving Files in the Drop Box
Follow these instructions to place and retrieve
files in the drop box:
1. Open the FTP program to establish an ftp
2. Enter hostname ftp.etsu.edu, your
pwrk12 username, and your password. Click OK.
3. Double-click on the dropbox folder in the
remote system window on the right to open the dropbox. The
remote system window will appear empty because the contents of
the dropbox folder cannot be viewed or browsed.
4. Select the file you want to transfer from
the local system window on the left. (You can use the up green
arrow to navigate the files on your local system.)
5. When you are ready to upload the file, click
on the right arrow between the local and remote system windows
to transfer the file to the dropbox.
6. Send the name of the file in the body of
your e-mail message to the person to whom you wish to retrieve
the file. For example, if you place a file named myfile.txt
in the drop box, your e-mail message will contain the link
Users can view or download the file by clicking
on the link from within the e-mail message.
Files stored in the dropbox will be deleted
after two weeks.
This service is provided and maintained by the
Office of Information Technology and is available for all
faculty and staff members. If you need assistance, contact the
OIT help desk at
Office of Information Technology
Room 308, Burgin Dossett Hall
East Tennessee State
Johnson City, TN 37614