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What You've Learned

  • You enable AFP, SMB, and FTP file sharing in the Services pane of Sharing preferences.

  • File sharing on Mac OS X requires users to log in with a user name and password.

  • File permissions protect your files and folders from unauthorized access by network users as well as local users.

  • The volumes that are available over AFP may differ for administrators and standard users.

  • Personal Web Sharing allows users with a browser to connect to your computer's main website and to users' websites.

  • You enable Remote Login and Remote Apple Events in the Services pane of Sharing preferences. These services have significant security implications.

  • The Mac OS X firewall protects your computer from unwanted network traffic. You can allow certain types of traffic to support network services for applications like iTunes, iPhoto, and iChat.

  • Internet Sharing allows you to share one IP address with multiple computers.

References

The following Knowledge Base documents (located at www.apple.com/support) will provide you with further information regarding file and Internet Sharing in Mac OS X.


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