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Connect to an Organizational website using Finder in Mac OS X

You may add, edit, or delete files on your Organizational website by following the steps below.

NOTE: If you are off the TTU campus or connected through a wired connection in the TTU residence halls, you will need to establish a TTUnet VPN connection before beginning these steps.

STEP 1: Click on the Finder icon in the Dock.

STEP 2: On the menu bar, click Go and then Connect to Server.

STEP 3: In the Connect to Server prompt that appears, type the path for your organizational website and click Connect. Use the format smb://orgs.tosm.ttu.edu/sites/folder_name for the Server Address. (Where folder_name is the name of your organizational web folder)

NOTE: In Leopard (10.5) only, you must use the format: smb://orgs.tosm.ttu.edu:139/sites/folder_name.

OPTIONAL: Click the plus (+) button to add the path to your Favorite Servers so you will not have to type the address in the future.

STEP 4: If you are prompted to sign in, choose Registered User and type your information as shown below. Then, click Connect.

  • Name: ttu\eRaider (where eRaider is your eRaider username)
  • Password: your eRaider password

STEP 5: Finder will now open a window to your organizational website files.

You can now publish your website by dropping your files into this folder. Any files or folders moved or copied to your "orgs" folder will be readable by the public over the Web. You can create/edit files here to modify your website. Any files you delete from here will be unrecoverable.

The name of the home page required is one of the following:

  • index.php
  • index.asp
  • index.aspx
  • index.htm
  • index.html
  • default.php
  • default.asp
  • default.aspx
  • default.htm
  • default.html
  • home.php
  • home.asp
  • home.aspx
  • home.htm
  • home.html

The Web server will look for the file names in the order listed above. The file name is case sensitive.

If you rename your home page file to one of these file names, then the page should show up when you go to your website's URL. Be sure you have your home page in the root directory of your account.


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