This is the preferred method of transferring files to and from uk.ac.nsf.sun. We strongly encourage you adopt this method, since it is almost certain to be the fastest.
Since there are a variety of machines on JANET, you are advised to check with your Computing Services as to how the file transfer software on the machine you are using works.
In general, on Unix machines the transfer command will be hhcp or cpf. On VAX/VMS systems, the command is usually called transfer.