There are two methods of accessing user data (incoming and outgoing) on the Kepler server.
To begin, you’ll need the local IP address assigned dynamically to the server by your internal network. You may be able to obtain the IP address by pinging the Kepler server’s hostname: kepler-user-terminal
If your network is not able to resolve the hostname, contact your IT/network administrator to look up the address.
Server Folder Structure
The server is setup with the following folders:
- incoming_completed: completed files received from the Kepler satellite network. These files can be copied off the server and used. Please clear these files as needed to free up space.
- incoming_in_progress [read only]: partial files being relayed by the Kepler satellite network. These files cannot be used yet.
- logs: logs detailing the various transfers.
- outgoing: files placed in this folder will be queued to be uploaded to the Kepler satellite network to be transmitted back to our ground stations and made available on private Amazon AWS storage accessible via the Internet that Kepler provides for retrieval.
- outgoing_completed: completed files that have been successfully sent from your site back to the Internet-accessible Amazon AWS storage. Please clear these files as needed to free up space.
- outgoing_in_progress [read only]: partial files being relayed by the Kepler satellite network. These files are not yet accessible on the Internet via your Amazon AWS storage.
Method 1: Access the Kepler server via WinSCP (SFTP/SSH)
Download the latest version of WinSCP, a secure FTP program: https://winscp.net/eng/download.php
Log into the Kepler server via its hostname (if supported by your network) or IP address.
The credentials are user:password.
Once logged in, you’ll see the following folders:
Method 2: Mapping the Kepler server into Windows
The server can be permanently mapped into Windows as a standard network drive for more streamlined access.
To begin, install the following two programs:
To identify your system architecture, open the [Start Menu], type in “This PC” and select [Properties].
Look for the following line:
Once the applications have been installed, the next step is to map the network drive.
Use “This PC” again or Windows Explorer to map the drive:
Or in Windows Explorer:
Enter one of the following:
- \\sshfs\user@##.##.##.## where ## is the IP address of the Kepler server.
- \\sshfs\user@kepler-user-terminal (if supported by your network).
When prompted, enter in the password: password
When the drive is mapped successfully, it’ll appear in Windows Explorer and show the various folders: