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Chapter 13. Network Administration > Connecting to Mac OS X over the Network

Connecting to Mac OS X over the Network

As a true multiuser operating system based on Unix, Mac OS X provides higher levels of connectivity to other networked computers than any previous version. As explained in Chapter 12, “File Sharing,” Mac OS X makes it easy to mount volumes that are shared from other computer systems using a variety of different protocols. Mac OS X also makes it easy for you to share files and folders from your system using AppleShare or over the Web.

This section explores a type of connectivity that is new to the Macintosh platform with Mac OS X—being able to log on to your Mac OS X system over the network. This type of access works at a totally different level than logging in on the console of your Mac OS X system. Using the monitor and keyboard that are directly connected to your Mac OS X system enables you to take advantage of the full power of the Mac OS X Aqua interface, because your Mac knows how to maximize access to the graphical capabilities of your hardware. When logging in on your Mac OS X system over the network, you can only log in and access your Mac OS X system through the standard command-line interface. You can therefore access your files from any other computer using your Mac OS X login and password.


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