Can OSX receive a network connection through dialup for file sharing?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Falcon500, May 25, 2003.

  1. Falcon500 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2002

    Can I set OSX to receive a network connection through dial-up for file sharing purposes? Under OS 9 you use to be able to set the computer to answer the phone and connect via ppp from one computer to the other using Apple Remote Access. Under OSX there doesn't seem to be an option to allow another mac to dial into it. I know you can use file sharing over the internet but that requires both computers to be connected to the internet at the same time and to know each computers IP number (using dial up internet this changes all the time). Is there a program for OS X or a terminal command that will enable dial in access for file transfers between two computers running Mac OSX?

    I was in contact with apple and they said it could be done using an Airport base station at one end, but the organisation I work with is a charity, if possible I am after a cheaper solution.
  2. D2G5Dan macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2004
    Dial up connection

    I might not be understanding your question correctly but heres what i am reading... You want to connect 2 computers with OSX for strictly file sharing purposes.? If thats all you are trying to do then you can just connect the two computers with a lan cable directly and enable file sharing in the system prefrences network section. At least thats what i did with my 2 macs and its a quick data transfer.
  3. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2004
    Perth, WA, Australia
    should be able to - using the unix base system, will have a look around maybe try versiontracker?
  4. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    It sounds like the computers Falcon500 wants to connect aren't in the same building.

    I don't know how to dial into another OS X machine, but if I figure it out I'll let you know.
  5. chv400 macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2003
    Houston, TX
    I'm not sure if it can answer but i've shared files using the modem but I did that by connecting to the internet and just leaving it on all day I have 2 phone lines so it wasnt much of a problem since the internet line isnt for talking anyway. It is VERY slow though it took 2 or 3 mins just to copy a paper off the HD.
  6. simie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2004
    You need Apples Xcode
    You need to setup install Mgetty

    The mgetty package contains an intelligent getty for allowing logins over a serial line (such as through a modem). It allows automatic callback and includes fax support (though mgetty-sendfax needs to be installed to make full use of it's fax support).

    taken from

    Download Mgetty here

    Here are a few detailed websites

    This may help you solve your problem

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