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Chapter 6. Networking > Remote Connections

6.3. Remote Connections

If you've ever turned on file sharing within a small office network, you know the convenience of copying, distributing, and opening files that aren't actually on your machine—all without ever budging from your chair. Now just imagine the convenience of accessing those same files from thousands of miles away via the Internet.

As long as both machines are connected to the Internet at the time, you can do exactly that. File sharing can be a lifesaver when, say, you've left an important quarterly report on your home computer 35 miles away, and you have to present it to your CEO in five minutes.


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