Testing a User-Initiated Remote Transfer

Test FASP transfers initiated from a client computer.

Important: The instructions require you to take steps on both Point-to-Point and a client computer. Ensure that you are performing the task on the indicated machine. As a prerequisite, you will need to have at least one transfer user added to Point-to-Point. For instructions, see Setting up Users.
  1. On your client machine, verify your connection to Point-to-Point.

    On the client machine, use the ping command in a Terminal window to verify connectivity to the host. In this example, the address of Point-to-Point is

    $ ping
    PING ( 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=8.432 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=7.121 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=5.116 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=4.421 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=3.050 ms
  2. On your client machine, initiate a transfer to Point-to-Point.

    Attempt to establish a connection from your client machine to Point-to-Point. To do so, run the following command on your client machine (where aspera_user_1 is the example transfer user):

    $ ascp -P 33001 -T --policy=fair -l 10000 -m 1000 /client-dir/files aspera_user_1@ 

    Item Value
    Host Address
    Transfer User aspera_user_1
    Files to upload /client-dir/files
    Destination Folder {user's docroot}/dir
    Transfer Options
    • Maximum transfer rate = 10 Mbps (-l 10000)
    • Minimum transfer rate = 1 Mbps (-m 1000)
    • Change default TCP port used for FASP session initiation = 33001 (-P 33001). Please note that this command does not alter ascp or your SSH server's configuration.
    • Disable encryption (-T)
    • Fair transfer policy (--policy=fair)

If you cannot establish a connection to Point-to-Point, see Clients Cannot Establish Connection.