Chapter 19. Snow Leopard Networking

The Mac is known for making it easy and safe to get online. Under the hood, Mac OS X has all the networking power of UNIX. The Internet and UNIX go way back, growing up together. You might even say they were made for each other. Like any UNIX system, Mac OS X comes with a full set of networking tools built in:

Firewall software:

For keeping your computer safe on the Internet in an effective, easy-to-use way

Monitoring tools:

For keeping an eye on what your computer is doing, online and off

Network utilities:

For inspecting your packets from the UI or the command line

AirPort utilities:

For setting up and managing wireless networks and shared resources


This chapter assumes you've already managed to connect your computer ...

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