file sharing question

GeeYouEye

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1. Connect them with a crossover cable.
2. Enable Filesharing on both.
3. go to the Chooser or "connect to server"
4. select the other computer and connect.
 
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Billicus

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Apr 3, 2002
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If you're running OS X on the iMac, then go to the "Go" Menu and select "Connect to Server..."
In the next window you should see the Powerbook listed as an avaliable to connect to, provided you enable file sharing. To turn that on go to Apple Menu → Control Panels → File Sharing and enable file sharing. You can enter an owners name and password if you prefer.
 
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kwint

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Dec 30, 2002
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I have a related question.
My husband is using a G4 dual 1-gig at our studio (jaguar) and I'm using a G4 450 at home (also jaguar). We want to share a common calendar, preferably Group Organizer 4.5 running on the home mac. i want him to be able to send edits to the calendar database in realtime. We are on DSL and have a router at home, and 4 computers on a hub.

If he performs Go>connect to server, what IP does he put in?

(we have a dynamic IP, not static, but it doesn't reboot often). If I have the firewall turned on, how do I give him permission?

I've tried to figure this out with "the missing manual" but I'm not proficient with network issues.

thanks for any help.
 
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whfsdude

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Where is Ms. Cleo when you need her?

Just settle with Harry Potter, just backup that data first :D


Btw, you don't need a crossover cable with Mac OS 10.x :)
 
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mnkeybsness

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Originally posted by kwint


If he performs Go>connect to server, what IP does he put in?

(we have a dynamic IP, not static, but it doesn't reboot often). If I have the firewall turned on, how do I give him permission?


thanks for any help.
go to system preferences>network...the IP will be in there..unless it is 10.0.0.0 or something very similar, you will need to find your world IP address...at the moment i can't seem to remember where that is...search http://www.versiontracker.com for dockIP

for permissions you can login with any user that is allowed on the computer...he will want to have admin privileges also
 
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melchior

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for reference. it's not OS X that removes the need for a crossover cable, it's the computer. the later models, for example my ibook 2001 solve the issue with an autodetecting ethernet port. but your imac g4 will be fine =)
 
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