Personal File and Web Space
Every SFU ID has a certain amount of personal network file space, which can be accessed using your SFU ID and password. A subsection of this space (the pub_html directory) can also be used as a personal web page, and accessed using the "tilde" naming convention (http://www.sfu.ca/~YOURSFUID) -- as described in the section on Legacy Web Publishing.
Your network file space can be accessed via FTP (again: as described in the section on Legacy Web Publishing); it can also be mounted on the desktop of your Mac or PC, and accessed as you would any other network "share."
Accessing your personal network file space from a Mac
To access your personal network file space as a mounted volume on your Mac's desktop (think: drag and drop), go to the Finder and select "Connect to Server..." from the Finder's Go menu. In the "Connect to Server" dialogue box enter smb://home.sfu.ca as the Server Address, and then click on Connect.
When prompted to "Enter your name and password for the server," enter your SFU ID in the Name field, and your SFU password in the Password field.
Accessing your personal network file space from Windows
To access your personal network file space via a standard drive letter (such as N:) first go into Windows Explorer (the precise details will vary depending on your version of Windows; in Windows Vista you can right-click on the Start button and select Explore).
Once in Windows Explorer, choose "Map a network drive" from the Tools menu. For Drive: pick a free drive letter; for Folder: use the following: