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The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook by Roderick Smith

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Understanding File and Printer Sharing Basics

Chapter 19, "TCP/IP Networking," covers an assortment of tools that are useful in integrating computers running different OSs on a network. This chapter continues this discussion with an investigation of an important subset of networking topics: file and printer sharing.

Ordinarily, your computer can access files stored on its local hard disk and on any removable disks you insert in appropriate removable disk drives. Similarly, your computer can print to printers that are directly attached to its parallel, serial, or universal serial bus (USB) ports. When you place a computer on a network, however, it is possible to provide your computer with access to files and printers that reside on the network. ...

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