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Chapter 8. Share and Share AlikeThe Networked Mac

Chapter 8. Share and Share Alike
The Networked Mac

If there's a skill that divides the casual Mac user from one who has plunged in—fully-clothed, with shoes tied and hair combed—that skill is networking. Nah, I don't mean flashing your business card with aplomb or delivering the perfect handshake. I mean connecting two or more computers and configuring same to swap information.

It's understandable, of course. When the subject of networking is introduced into general conversation, you can be assured that before three minutes have elapsed, dozens of arcane acronyms—TCP/IP, SMTP, POP, Cat-5, and the like—will have fluttered about the room. Is it any wonder that most people believe networking is something best left to the professionals?


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