In This Chapter
Finding out what you can do with your network
Sharing your files and printers with other Macs
Sharing your files with Windows computers
Accessing files on Windows computers
Configuring the built-in firewall
Remote-controlling your Mac
Here’s one of those incredibly complex concepts that you always find in these computer books: After you have your network set up and ready to go, you can do all kinds of really cool things with it. (Highly technical.) You can use your network to share files, share printers, remotely control your Mac, or even play multiuser games against friends. To keep your files safe from unwanted snoops, you can configure the OS X built-in firewall. In this chapter, I cover the basics of file sharing, printer sharing, and using the firewall to protect yourself from intruders.
One of the main ...