Take Control of
Sharing Files in Tiger

Glenn Fleishman

This product has been discontinued.

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No Mac is an island when it comes to sharing files. In this detail-packed ebook, networking expert Glenn Fleishman makes file sharing easy, whether it’s between two Macs on a local network, among a mixed-platform office workgroup, or between far-flung computers on the Internet. Learn how to set up Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to share files with Macs, Windows, and Unix machines using AppleShare, Samba, FTP, the Web, and WebDAV. Glenn shows you how to avoid the risks of sharing files across the Internet, provides instructions for accessing shared files from common operating systems, and explains how to enhance Tiger’s file sharing with SharePoints. Extra section—learn all the ways to share music and photos across a network with iTunes and iPhoto!

Read this ebook 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?
  • How do I restrict what users can do after logging in?
  • How can my Windows-using colleagues access my shared files?
  • What’s the best way to connect to a file server from my Mac?
  • What types of security should I set up? Do I need a firewall?
  • The built-in FTP server seems limited. What do you suggest instead?
  • Are there any utilities that make it easier to configure file sharing?
  • How do I share iPhoto photos? What about songs from iTunes?

Looking for info about Leopard or Snow Leopard? In either case, we recommend that you purchase Take Control of Sharing Files in Snow Leopard.

Glenn Fleishman

About Glenn Fleishman

Glenn Fleishman is a veteran technology writer who has contributed to dozens of publications across his career, including Macworld, the New York Times, Wired, the Atlantic, and the Economist. He has also written dozens of editions of books in the Take Control series. Glenn lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

October 2009 -- We have no plans to update the Tiger edition of this book, but a new Snow Leopard edition is now available. Please note that the Snow Leopard edition also covers Leopard as well as many other details that have changed between 2007 and 2009. The Leopard edition is being discontinued; Leopard users should use the Snow Leopard edition.