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Part V: Mac OS X Online > SSH, FTP, VPN, and Web Sharing

Chapter 21. SSH, FTP, VPN, and Web Sharing

Email and Web surfing may be the most popular Internet activities, but the world's most gigantic network has many other uses. The general idea, though, is always the same: letting one computer reach out and touch another.

Mac OS X offers a few features that embrace the more literal aspects of that notion. For example, you can turn your Mac into a Web server—an actual living Web site that anyone on the Internet can visit. This chapter also explores various advanced methods of manipulating your own Mac from the road, using such remote access technologies as long-distance file sharing, FTP, SSH, and—here's a new one in Mac OS X 10.2—virtual private networking (VPN).


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