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Chapter 12. Networking > Dialing In from the Road

12.5. Dialing In from the Road

If you're one of the several million lucky people who have full-time Internet connections—in other words, cable modem or DSL accounts—a special thrill awaits. You can connect to your Mac from anywhere in the world via the Internet. If you have a laptop, you don't need to worry when you discover you've left a critical file on your desktop Mac at home.

Mac OS X offers several ways to connect to your Mac from a distant location, including file sharing over the Internet, virtual private networking, FTP, and SSH (secure shell). Chapter 21 has the details.


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