All supported EWR file types may be submitted using one of the Artemis Secure FTP (SFTP) Servers. To submit aggregate, Death and Injury, and Substantially Similar Vehicle (SSV) data, use the Artemis SFTP server (DNS name: ARTSFTP.ODI.NHTSA.DOT.GOV). Use the secure field report server (DNS name: ARTFRSFTP.ODI.NHTSA.DOT.GOV) to submit field reports. This is the recommended method.
There are many applications that you can use to connect and transfer to the SFTP server. You must however, use the Secure Shell (SSH) 2 protocol. SSH (Secure Shell) is a program to log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over unsecured channels. It is intended as a replacement for rlogin, rsh, and rcp.
One of the applications that has been tested for use with Artemis is the PuTTY Secure File Transfer (PSFTP) client. PSFTP is a command line tool that you can use to transfer your Early Warning Reporting (EWR) files to the Secure FTP (SFTP) server. PSFTP is a free product that you can download from the Internet that uses the SSH 2 protocol.
Use the following procedure to download the psftp.exe file and transfer your EWR files: