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Take Control of Sharing Files in Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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NFS

The Unix way of sharing files is through NFS (Network File System). Because Mac OS X is based on Unix, with a little prodding you can make Leopard talk to and listen to its Unix siblings. NFS is a good choice in very limited circumstances for sharing files persistently among Unix systems.

NFS can also be used for stateless connections, in which the network connection can disappear or change without the client computer balking with an error message or an endless, spinning beach-ball pointer.

NFS is a highly insecure protocol in its nature, as it doesn't require a user name and password, but instead confirms the identity of the user trying to access it by looking at the user's IP address and the account name on the machine the user is connecting ...

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