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Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickPro Guide by Schoun Regan

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Chapter 5. File Sharing

For many organizations, file sharing is the only reason they have a server. Although Mac OS X Server is accomplished at tasks other than file sharing, it stands out as a robust and reliable multiplatform file server by providing file-sharing capabilities via the four most common sharing protocols: Apple File Protocol (AFP) for Mac OS clients, Server Message Block (SMB) for Windows-compatible clients, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) for almost any client, and Network File System (NFS) for Unix-based clients.

For many administrators, the amount of time spent planning access to shared items outweighs the time spent configuring the server. Access to shared items is often a technical and political issue. As a server administrator, ...

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