Web-based file sharing - Xythos
Table of Contents:
- Accessing your Xythos account and Instructions
- Xythos Updates
- Instructions for non-Xythos users
How many times have you tried to send an attachment through e-mail, but it didn't work because the file was too big? How many programs do you use in order to get to your work files from home or someplace else? If your answers are "a lot" and "too many," then you'll love what you're about the read.
C&NS will be rolling out a new secure service for sharing folders and files called Xythos. (Pronounced: zy-thos). What Xythos allows us to do is share folders and files over the Internet. What does this mean? You can share folders and files with anyone on campus and anyone outside of Fairfield University. That's right! Xythos allows you and those who you give access to access your folders and files from the Internet. You manage and set the permissions for others to access your folders and files. C&NS does not have to do it for you.
No client software or installation is required. You just use any web browser. There is no need to logon to the University network using Remote Desktop Connection or through the VPN and it works on PCs, Macs, and Linux computers.
C&NS will begin to roll out Xythos on a department by department basis during the spring of '08. We will offer demonstrations, hold training classes, and have instructions explaining the features of Xythos.
If you would like a Xythos account prior to department rollout, please contact C&NS at ext. 4069 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The web interface of your Xythos account can be accessed from the following website:
A comprehensive set of instructions on using Xythos can be viewed at the following website: http://files.fairfield.edu/xythoswfs/static/en/index.htm
A condensed set of instructions for PC and Mac on connecting to Xythos can be found in the following PDFs. Use these directions if you just want to connect to your account so you can view, download, and upload files.
- Connecting to Xythos 7.0 Fairfield University for PC
- Connecting to Xythos 7.0 Fairfield University for Mac
Basic Instructions for file storage and sharing using the web interface can be found in the following PDFs:
- Comprehensive Basic Training Guide (56 pages)
- Basic Training Guide for File Storage only (7 pages)
- Basic Training Guide for File Sharing only (18 pages)
Mac users can use the program Transmit to connect to Xythos. Instructions on how to use Transmit can be found here: Transmit Instructions for Mac users
Over time, the Xythos service will be updated to add new features and enhance existing ones. Please look at the PDFs below to discover new changes so you can stay up-to-date with the latest Xythos features.
Download and send the instructions below to users that you will be sharing folders and files to so they know how to use the Xythos web interface.
For any questions about Xythos, please contact C&NS at ext. 4069 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. Also, please check the University Announcements daily e-mail for upcoming computer training classes.