Large File Transfer Service at NASA Headquarters – October 5, 2009
HQ IT POC’s
October 5, 2009
As announced in the latest ”NOMAD Outreach” notice, NASA is offering a Large File Transfer (LFT) service as an alternative solution to sending and receiving e-mail messages with large file attachments. This service is being launched in a phased approach across the agency, and is now available to HQ users.
Accellion is the appliance (tool) selected to provide LFT service to the Agency. This service allows e-mail users to send and receive files, up to 10 GB, to other NASA e-mail users or individuals outside the Agency, without impacting the space available in your mailbox. LFT will not replace your e-mail or any File Transfer Protocol (FTP) system currently in place.
Only Users who have migrated to the NASA Consolidated Active Directory (NCAD) can use the LFT service. At this time, you should only send files to users at HQ, Langley Research Center (LaRC), Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), and NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC). You may refer to the LFT Outreach Deployment Schedule* to determine when the remaining Centers will have access to the LFT service.
This service is also available to users external to NASA who receive an invitation extended by a NASA user who has migrated to NCAD. This invitation occurs in the form of a file being sent to the external user. Users must have an NCAD-enabled, OneNASA Account in order to initiate the LFT service.
The use of distribution lists when using the LFT service is not recommended now or in the future. In order for the Accellion appliance to send messages, it must expand the distribution list and send the message to each individual recipient. For various reasons, some distribution lists do not expand, which will result in some recipients not receiving the message.
More information about the LFT service is available on the HQ LFT Informational Web page.
Should you need assistance, call the Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) at 358-HELP (4357) or 1-866-4NASAHQ (462-7247) or send an e-mail.