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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Windows 98 as a Server: Sharing Your Resources

In a peer-to-peer network, each computer can act as both a client and a server. So far you've seen how to use a Windows 98 machine as a client, so now let's turn our attention to setting up your system as a peer server. In Windows 98, that means enabling the file and print sharing service and then sharing individual drives, folders, and printers with the network.

Access Control: Share-Level Versus User-Level

You saw earlier that you may need to enter a password when accessing a network resource. This is called share-level security because it sets up protection on a resource-by-resource basis, and any user with the correct password can access the share.

If, however, you have a Windows NT or NetWare ...

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