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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Chapter 34. Sharing Files and Running Network Services

The Macintosh has always made it simple to share files with other Macs on the same network and over the Internet. Mac OS X’s strong Unix roots bring even more sharing capabilities to the Mac, including the capability to connect to Windows systems. In this chapter, you learn how to activate various sharing features.

Sharing Services

A service is something that your computer provides to other computers on a network, such as running a Web server or sharing files. In Mac OS X, you can enable or disable all the standard information-sharing services from the Services section of the Sharing pane in System Preferences, as shown in Figure 34.1.

Figure 34.1. The Services options of Sharing Preferences ...

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