Cannon FTP Site Instructions You can view, or upload

Cannon FTP Site Instructions You can view, or upload
Cannon FTP Site Instructions
You can view, download or upload files through the WEB interface or FTP link depending on
Type of access you have been granted.
The typical rights assigned are:
Read Only – Allows downloading and viewing files.
Read and Write – Allows downloading and uploading files.
This first link is a Web Front-End designed to ease use of the Cannon FTP site and is the
preferred method to transfer files.
Basic Web Client link http://ftp.cannonassoc.com:8080
Once logged in you will see the following “Basic” web client. From here you can select and
download files, create directories (only if you have Read and Write access) and view files.
Click the help icon if you need additional instructions or guidance.
You may also use traditional FTP if you prefer to use an FTP client or a web browser that
supports FTP. You can get a free FTP client here http://www.coreftp.com/
Traditional FTP address: ftp://ftp.cannonassoc.com
If you require assistance please e-mail HELPDESK@CannonAssoc.com or call 805-544-7407
and ask for the HELPDESK.
Basic Web Client Layout
The Basic Web Client is presented as a standard web page containing a list of the files and
directories available from the current remote path and clickable links that perform various
file transfer related actions. All available functionality of the Basic Web Client is available
from this single page to keep interactions quick and easy to perform.
The Utility Bar
At the top of the page is the utility bar that contains buttons to perform various utility tasks.
Some of these tasks are only available if an administrator has enabled this feature for your
user account. These tasks are denoted with (*). Additional information on each available
task is found below.
Current Directory
The first thing displayed on the utility bar is the name of the server you're connected to and
your current location on the server. As you navigate the different directories on the server,
this location updates so you always know where you are.
Management Console (*)
If you are logged in using an account with administrative privileges, the Management
Console button can be pressed to return to the Serv-U Management Console's main page.
Change Password (*)
If the administrator allows users to change their account's password, this option is available.
Clicking the Change Password button brings up a new dialog that asks for your current
password and a desired new password. After entering the appropriate information, click the
OK button to change the account's password. If the new password does not meet the
administrator's security settings for passwords, a message is displayed that explains how
the new password doesn't meet these security requirements.
Support (*)
This link is available if the administrator has configured an optional support link for
assistance with using their Serv-U File Server. Clicking this link takes you to the
administrator's preferred method of providing support, which may include opening another
Web page, sending an email to an administrator address, or even starting an Instant
Messenger session.
Help
This link launches the Serv-U Basic Web Client Help documentation, which you are reading
right now.
Logout
When you are finished with the Basic Web Client, click the Logout button to terminate your
session.
Directory Listing & Actions
Below the Utility Bar is the directory listing returned by the server for the current directory.
Above and below the directory listing are the various actions that can be performed to
navigate the server, transfer files, or change the layout of the listings. For more information
on these actions, see the appropriate Help documentation on Directory Management, File
Management, or Thumbnails & Slideshows.
In the bottom right-corner of the directory listing is a summary of the contents of the
current directory. Listed here is the number of directories, the number of files, and the total
size of the files contained in the current directory.
Directory Management
The majority of the Basic Web Client's view is dedicated towards displaying the contents of
the current directory being browsed on the server. This directory listing shows all the files
and folders contained in the current directory. Depending on the access rights granted to
your user account by the administrator, various actions can be performed on the files and
folders in this listing.
Navigating Directories
There are various ways the current directory can be changed. Changing the current
directory updates the contents of the directory listing. The easiest method to change the
current directory is to use your mouse to double-click a directory in the listing. Additionally,
a directory can be right-clicked and the Open option selected. A final method to change the
current directory is to select a directory in the listing and click the Open button found below
the listing.
Parent Directory
If your user account is locked in your home directory and the current directory is your home
directory, then this button is not available. Clicking the button changes the current directory
to the parent directory. For example, if your current directory is /public/files, clicking the
button changes the current directory to /public.
Refresh
Refreshing the current directory listing causes the Basic Web Client to retrieve the directory
listing again and update the displayed files and folders.
Thumbnails
Clicking the Thumbnails button changes the view from a detailed view to a thumbnails
view. While in thumbnails view, the Basic Web Client retrieves and displays small versions
of any image files in the current directory. Additional options are available while in
thumbnail view mode. For more information on thumbnails, see the Help documentation on
Thumbnails & Slideshows.
Details
When the current view is in thumbnail mode, the Details button is available. Clicking the
button returns the current view to a detailed listing of the contents of the current directory
without any thumbnail images.
Create Directory
New directories can be created on the server by clicking this button. Once clicked, a new
dialog is displayed that asks for the name of the new directory that should be created. If
your user account does not have the ability to create directories or there is a conflict with
the new directory name, an error message is displayed.
Rename
To rename a directory, select the directory you want to rename in the directory listing and
click this button. This option is also available by right-clicking on the desired directory. The
current name is displayed in a new dialog. Change this name to the desired new name and
click OK. If your user account does not have the ability to rename directories or there is a
conflict with the new directory name, an error message is displayed.
Delete
A directory can be deleted by selecting the desired directory from the listing and clicking the
Delete button. This option is also available by right-clicking on the desired directory. If your
user account does not have the ability to delete directories, an error message is displayed.
NOTE: Deleting a directory deletes all files and folders that are contained in the directory.
This action cannot be undone on the server.
File Management
The majority of the Basic Web Client's view is dedicated towards displaying the contents of
the current directory being browsed on the server. This directory listing shows all the files
and folders contained in the current directory. Depending on the access rights granted to
your user account by the administrator, various actions can be performed on the files and
folders in this listing.
Upload
If your user account has permission to upload new files, you may upload a single file at a
time to the server using this button. Clicking the Upload button opens a new window from
which you can Browse your system for the file you want to upload. Once you've selected
the appropriate file, click Upload to begin the transfer.
When the upload has started, a progress dialog is displayed that is regularly updated with
live information, including the current transfer rate, how much data has been sent, how
much data remains to be sent, and the estimated time until completion of the transfer.
While a file is being uploaded, no other action can be taken including changing the current
directory or transferring another file. The upload can be terminated at any time by clicking
the Cancel button. Cancelled file transfers cannot be resumed and must be started over.
After the upload has completed, the progress dialog disappears and the directory listing is
refreshed to show the new file.
Download
To begin a file download, simply select the desired file and click the Download button. This
option is also available by right-clicking on the desired file. The browser prompts you for a
location on your system to save the file. Some browsers may also offer the option to open
the file instead of saving it to a permanent location. While a file is being downloaded, the
Basic Web Client is free to perform other actions.
Rename
To rename a file, select the file you want to rename in the directory listing and click this
button. This option is also available by right-clicking on the desired file. The current name is
displayed in a new dialog. Change this name to the desired new name and click OK. If your
user account does not have the ability to rename files or there is a conflict with the new file
name, an error message is displayed.
Delete
A file can be deleted by selecting the desired file from the listing and clicking the Delete
button. This option is also available by right-clicking on the desired file. If your user account
does not have the ability to delete files, an error message is displayed. NOTE: Files are
permanently deleted on the server. This action cannot be undone.
Thumbnails, Slideshows & Media Player
The Basic Web Client, combined with advanced features in Serv-U, is a perfect platform for
sharing photos with friends, family, or clients. Using advanced on-the-fly compression
techniques, the Basic Web Client can request a custom sized thumbnail image for virtually
any type of image file. This thumbnail image is generated by the server upon receiving the
request and sent back to the client. In this way, you can view a smaller version of an image
file in a fraction of the time it would take to download the entire file and open it up locally.
This also minimizes the amount of bandwidth used by the server to send these image files.
The Basic Web Client supports two image viewing modes: thumbnails and slideshows.
Slideshows can be viewed when in either the detailed or thumbnail view mode.
Thumbnails
The thumbnail view replaces the detailed directory listing with one that allows a thumbnail
image to be displayed for each file. If the file isn't of a supported image type, then the
appropriate icon for the file type is displayed instead. While in thumbnail view mode, a set
of buttons appears below each thumbnail that replaces the standard action buttons that are
usually found below the directory listing. These buttons let you Open, Download,
Rename, and Delete files and folders like normal. For image files, there is an additional
option available to preview the image.
Thumbnail Size
The size of each image thumbnail can be customized from the Thumbnail Size drop-down
box. Five sizes are offered to help you find a balance between the size of the thumbnails
and the time it takes to retrieve them. While the available sizes are displayed as square
values, the actual aspect ratio of the image is preserved when creating a thumbnail to avoid
distorting the original image.
Preview Image
Images can be previewed in both the thumbnail and detailed view mode. An image that is
previewed is displayed in a new dialog as if in a slideshow, however it is paused on the
previewed image. Images are shown at a maximum width of 600 pixels. If the previewed
image is smaller than this size, then the image is shown using its actual dimensions. While
previewing an image, a slideshow can be started by clicking the appropriate buttons located
above the image. For more information on slideshows, continue reading.
Slideshows
Slideshows are a way to automatically preview the images contained in the current
directory. While viewing an image in slideshow mode, standard actions can be performed on
that file including Download, Rename, and Delete by clicking the appropriate button
below the image.
Controlling a Slideshow
The slideshow can be controlled manually using the buttons at the top of the slideshow
dialog. From left to right, the controls go to the previous image, pause, start, and go to the
next image in the slideshow, respectively. Next to these controls is a counter showing the
position of the current image along with the total number of images in the slideshow.
The speed at which the images are displayed in the slideshow can be controlled using the
slider at the bottom of the dialog. Adjusting the slider to the left towards Slow causes the
images to be advanced at a slower pace. Adjusting the slider towards Fast increases this
pace. On some servers, a loading image may be displayed when advancing to the next
image if the current pace is faster than the server is capable of generating the slideshow
image.
When you are finished viewing the slideshow, use the Close button to dismiss the slideshow
dialog.
Media Player
The Media Player allows users to play most common media formats instantly using the
Media Player dialog in the Basic Web Client. This feature allows user to conveniently preview
audio & video files before downloading as well as build playlists to stream audio straight
from the Basic Web Client.
Playlists
Playlists are dynamically generated by Serv-U to play all audio files located in the user's
current directory. If audio files are detected in the current directory, a "Play List" option is
made available. Simply click the button to begin successively streaming all audio files in the
user's current directory to the built-in Media Player.
Media Player Controls
The Media Player can be controlled manually using the previous and next buttons located
above the player. Next to these controls is a counter showing the position of the current
media file along with the total number of media files in the current directory. Note: These
controls manually change to the previous or next media file in the current directory. Once
the media file has been played, the Media Player does not automatically move on to the
next media file.
To play multiple audio files in succession, you must use the "Play List" option. When utilizing
this feature, the controls in the appropriate media player plug-in can be used to change the
current track. While streaming a playlist from Serv-U, the download, delete, and rename
actions are hidden.
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