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Chapter 17. Protecting Your Mobile Wi-Fi... > Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN...

Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

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Under Windows XP, you can only change the permissions on files and folders to make them private if the NTSF file system is being used. The NTSF file system is superior to the alternatives, FAT and FAT32 (which are used in Windows 9x/Me and optional in Windows XP), anyhow, so there is little reason not to be running it. If you can't make folders private, your computer is probably not running NTSF. For information about how to convert to NTSF, open Windows Help and Support, and search for NTSF.

You should also know that the details of the process for setting sharing will differ from what I described if you are in a network with a domain controller, rather than in a workgroup network. For details of resetting permission in a network with a domain controller, see “Sharing and Security” in Windows Help.


You've logged on to a public hotspot at some great location. This time, let's say that you're connected poolside at some great hotel in a warm location. You can hear the gentle ocean surf not far away, and smell the finger food at the open-air bar. So far, all is well and good.


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