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Take Control of Sharing Files in Snow Leopard

Book Description

Read this book to learn the answers to questions like:

  • Which technique should I use to share my files?

  • How do I set up my Mac as a file server?

  • What types of security should I set up? Do I need a firewall?

  • Should I use Samba or AFP as my file-sharing service?

  • How can I restrict what users can do after they log in?

  • How can my Windows-using colleagues access my shared files?

  • How do I share iPhoto photos? What about songs from iTunes?

  • What's the best way to connect to a file server from my Mac?

  • What are my security options for running an FTP server?

  • How can I configure my server so it wakes up if someone wants to use it?

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Sharing Files in Snow Leopard
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
      3. What's New in This Edition
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. Sharing Files Quick Start
    4. 2. Share Files on the Same Mac
    5. 3. Understand Mac File-Sharing Basics
    6. 4. Consider Your Reasons for File Sharing
      1. Coordinate Group Projects
      2. Create a Central Archive
      3. Avoid Relying on Email
      4. Distribute By Download
      5. Share Media Files
    7. 5. Decide on File-Sharing Hardware
      1. Macintosh on Your Network
      2. Hard Drive on Your Network (NAS)
      3. Internet-hosted File Sharing
    8. 6. Decide on a File-Sharing Method
      1. File Services on a Local Network
        1. AFP
        2. SMB or Samba
      2. FTP
        1. Using FTP Securely
        2. Decide on a Type of FTP
      3. WEB
        1. Basic Downloads
      4. Other Ways to Share Files
        1. iDisk
          1. Use an iDisk's Public Folder for Sharing
            1. Set Up Public Folder Access
            2. Add and Modify the Public Folder's Contents
            3. Share a File on Your iDisk via Email
            4. Share a File via MobileMe Using me.com
            5. Share a File Using the iDisk App
            6. Access Shared iDisk Files
        2. Back to My Mac
        3. Dropbox
        4. Jungle Disk with Amazon S3
        5. WebDAV inside a Web Server
    9. 7. Avoid File-Sharing Risks
      1. Problems with Open Servers
      2. Recommendations for Avoiding Risks
      3. Set Your Firewall for Sharing Files
        1. Snow Leopard's Built-in Firewall
        2. Ports and Third-Party Firewalls
      4. Protect Your Passwords
    10. 8. Share Files
      1. Set Up File Sharing
        1. Turn On Services
        2. Add Shared Folders for File Sharing
        3. Define Users
          1. Sharing Only Account
          2. Guest Account
        4. Assign Users for File Sharing
        5. Control Access via File Sharing
      2. Share with AFP
      3. Share with Samba
        1. Take an Extra Step Due to Weak Passwords
        2. Avoid File Naming Problems
      4. Share with FTP and SFTP
        1. Guest Access in FTP
        2. Using SFTP
        3. Share Files Over The Web
        4. What's Shared over the Web
        5. Share Files and Folders
      5. Share Files on an iPhone or iPod Touch with Air Sharing
      6. Share Volumes from a Base Station
    11. 9. Share Digital Media Files
      1. Share an Itunes Library
        1. Built-in iTunes Sharing
        2. Home Sharing
        3. Shared iTunes Media Folder
        4. SuperSync
      2. Share Photos in Iphoto '09
        1. Share an iPhoto Library
        2. Share Photos via iPhoto Sharing
    12. 10. Access Shared Files
      1. Access Shared Volumes in Mac OS X
        1. Find and Use a Mounted Server
        2. Make It Easy to Remount
        3. Connect via Terminal
        4. Manage Passwords with Keychain Access
      2. Access Shared Volumes in Windows
        1. Connect via Samba
        2. Connect via WebDAV or FTP
      3. Awake, Sleeping Snow Leopard
        1. What You Need
        2. Enable Wake on Demand
        3. Access Sleeping Macs
    13. 11. Unmount a Server
    14. A. Sleep and Sharing Files
    15. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Author's Acknowledgments
      3. About the Publisher
      4. Production Credits