Connecting to Shared Folders
Your computer can connect to a number of types of network resources from the Finder,
Connecting to Macintosh and Windows servers is the
Figure 27.12. The Finder has the power to connect you to remote
If you're connecting to another Mac OS X computer, you can use either your full
Connecting to WebDAV and NFS shared volumes is only slightly more difficult. You can't browse these resources on your network unless the administrator has registered them with a Service Locator Protocol server. Instead, you must type in a URL for the object you want to use into the Address field of the Connection window.
Your network administrator should be able to give you the exact information you need, but for the most part, the URLs follow a format like this:
For example, I have an FTP server named Xanadu on my network (poisontooth.com) containing a folder called waternet at the root level of the server. To access it, I would type ftp://xanadu.poisontooth.com/waternet and then click Connect.
WebDAV is even simpler. WebDAV shares are actually just Web resources, so they use the same URLs that you would type into your Web browser. For example, to access the iDisk storage of your Mac.com account, you would type http://idisk.mac.com/ <your Mac.com username> .
Your computer running Mac OS X is a powerful operating system, and with that power comes a new set of security risks. If you're connecting your computer to the Internet, it's necessary that you pay attention to your system as well as take preventive measures to guard against unwanted connections. (While this may sound