Fugu is a graphical frontend to Mac OS X's command-line Secure File Transfer application (SFTP). SFTP is similar to FTP, but unlike FTP, the entire session is encrypted, meaning no passwords are sent in cleartext form, and is thus much less vulnerable to third-party interception. 

Download and Installation

(Current faculty, staff, and students of Columbia University and its affiliates are eligible to download.)

  1. Download the installer (required UNI login):

      Fugu 1.2 for OS 10.2.3 - 10.4.x (1 MB)
      Fugu 1.0 for OS 10.1.x (1 MB)
  2. Save the installer to your hard drive, and make a note of the folder that you saved it in.
  3. Run the installer.
  4. Required: Configure Fugu for Columbia.
  5. To upgrade Fugu from a previous version please follow the download and installation instructions above.