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Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook by David Pogue, Adam Engst

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Chapter 38. N

NetBEUI

On the Macintosh: AppleTalk

The standard protocol for communicating between PCs running Windows is NetBEUI, which stands for NetBIOS Extended User Interface. The comparable proprietary networking protocol in the Macintosh world is AppleTalk. If you’re interested in connecting Macs and PCs, stick to a common protocol like TCP/IP.

Netscape Navigator/Communicator

On the Macintosh: Netscape Navigator/Communicator

The Macintosh and Windows versions of Netscape Navigator and Communicator are even more alike than the corresponding versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer. You can learn more about the Macintosh version of Netscape Communicator, and download a copy, from http://www.netscape.com/computing/download/index.html.

Net Watcher

On the Macintosh: File Sharing Control Panel, File Sharing Monitor

If you need to see who is connected to your Windows hard disk over the network, use the Net Watcher utility. On the Macintosh, you can see connected users and shared items in Apple menu → Control Panels → File Sharing → Activity Monitor (or, in versions of the Mac OS prior to Mac OS 8.1, in Apple menu → Control Panels → File Sharing Monitor).

Once you’re viewing the lists of connected users and shared items (see Figure 38-1), you can do two things:

  • To disconnect users manually, click a user’s name and then click Disconnect.

  • To view the sharing privileges for a shared item, select its icon and then click Privileges. Doing so opens the same informational dialog box that appears when ...

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