FTP Client Software
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Client Software is used to transfer files between a local client
(your desktop or laptop computer at home) and a remote server.
Cyberduck is a free open source FTP client software for the Mac and Windows.
See How to connect to the DM server from a remote computer for more information on how to use FTP client software to upload your files to the DM server.
Komodo Edit is the free version of BBEdit. It is text-based HTML editing software for both Mac and Windows.
Digital Media Lab Accounts
All students officially enrolled in a Digital Media (DM) course receive an account on the server (dm.ampd.yorku.ca).
Default login information for all DM accounts is as follows:
|Username: First part of the student’s York U email address |
Password: Student number
A student with a York U email address of firstname.lastname@example.org and with the student number 201234567
would log onto the DM server using the following information:
|Username: astudent |
DM accounts for DM majors are maintained for the duration of their academic career, however,
DM accounts for non-majors are deleted shortly after the conclusion of the course.
While there are is no limit on disk space for each account, we do ask that students keep their usage of their
DM server space at a reasonable level (between 1-3 GB). Students who use excessive amounts of
server space will be asked to clear off some files.
Accounts on the DM server for DM majors are allocated evenly across 10 volumes, each represented by
the last digit of their student number. Accounts for non-DM majors can be found on the
Each account on the DM server has a “Home” folder which shares the same name as the username.
Within that “Home” folder are the following sub-folders:
The “Documents” is a folder for any range of documents a student may wish to save.
Files and subfolders in the “Public” folder are publicly accessible by computers which are connected
to the same network.
Files and subfolders in the “Sites” folder are publicly accessible via the DM webserver. The URL to the
sites folder is as follows:
(where 'username' is the student's username in the DM Lab)