Sharing preferences based on network currently connected to

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by hoyaspook, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. hoyaspook macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2008

    Is it possible to configure Mac OS to turn on sharing preferences, like iTunes and iPhoto library sharing, etc. depending on the network you're on? Right now, if I got on a public wifi network, everyone can see my iPhoto and iTunes library. I would like those to only be accessible to computers connected to my home network. In fact, if I could create sharing preferences based on what network I'm currently on (Fort Knox for public ones, more relaxed for at home ones), I'd appreciate help on setting that up.

    I've googled and looked around system prefs, but can't find anything to do this. Seems like a pretty easy thing to do, but I'm stumped.
  2. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    I don't think there is an easy way to do it. It would make sense however, for sharing preferences to be tied with network locations.

    I came across a 3rd party app that does might do it.

    One is:

    They actually have a comparison to a few others on their site.

    Outside of this I am sure one could whip up a script.

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