Loc: New Hampshire
Just installed Jag on the PowerMac - upgraded from 10.1.5<br><br>The iBook has got Jag. Clicked Printer sharing on the PowerMac on. The iBook found the printer on the PowerMac and I just printed a page from the iBook that is on the wireless network.<br><br><br>How many things did I need to configure to setup this iBook on the wireless network?<br><br>ZERO!<br><br>Time it took to do it<br><br>2.3 seconds.<br><br>Man this rocks!<br><br>
I agree!<br><br>I am able to share my G4's cable modem and printer just via its Airport card...no base station. Plus, I just got done updating some files on my PowerBook via wireless too...no more need to hook up that FireWire HD!<br><br><br>
Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nice.. I had a similar experience when I upgraded my TiBook and the kids' iMac to Jaguar. I used to move my photographs to the iMac for printing on the Epson Stylus Color 680, now I print directly through the Airport Base..<br><br>It took more than 2.3 seconds in my case, since I had to start printer sharing.<br><br>
I have to wonder about security. I'm sure it would be really cool in my apartment where I am behind a firewall, but I'm still looking for some way to use zeroconf at the office once it becomes more readily available. I wonder if there is any authentication?<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Whiskey
Loc: New Hampshire
hey, welcome to MM.<br><br>I have no idea about the security. The printer just shares without any password. For file sharing you still have to supply a username and a password to access files. What level of security and how hard it is too crack is unknown to me - but I worry more about a hard drive crashing and loosing data than a hacker breaking in so I make regular backups of our data. And I hardly worry about snoopers sniffing packets cause we really don't have sensitive data traveling thru the network.<br><br>For a security measure I don't do file sharing on the iBook, so to copy something while I'm at home I connect the iBook to PowerMac and copy the files from the iBook back and forth. That way when my wife brings the iBook to school and connects there I know that none of the ports are open.<br><br>The highest security I have is my server on the internet. To log on requires SSH (which is like secure http for banking) and a 1024bit digital certificate. Any attempt to log onto the server and I get an email sent to me. If I felt that my server was being compromised a quick phone call to the data center and it's off line.<br><br>So I guess security comes in many flavors and simple precautions (like password protected the wireless network - even though it can be cracked by would be hackers) makes would be hackers move onto easier to crack targets and keeps honest people from accidentally viewing or logging onto something they shouldn't<br><br>
I suppose rendezvous isn't really all that useful for me at work since we need to keep tabs on things with IP addresses anyways. It's really too bad I don't have any rendezvous-enables stuff around here.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Whiskey
Thanks...<br><br>I'm not sure how much time I'm going to spend in here since I already spend too much at MacCentral. I just wanted to check this one out and grab my user name just in case.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Whiskey
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