18.6. .Mac Services In January 2000, Apple CEO
. .Mac Services In January 2000, Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained to the Macworld Expo crowds that he and his team had had a mighty brainstorm: Apple controls both ends of the connection between a Mac and the Apple Web site. As a result | . .Mac Services In January 2000 Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained to the Macworld Expo crowds that he and his team had had a mighty brainstorm Apple controls both ends of the connection between a Mac and the Apple Web site. As a result Apple should be able to create some pretty clever Internet-based features as a reward to loyal Mac fans. Later that same day the Apple Web site offered a suite of free services called iTools. POWER USER S CLINIC Internet Sharing as a Bridge Ordinarily only one Mac has Internet Sharing turned on the one that s connected directly to the Internet. But sometimes you might want another Mac downstream to have it on too. That s when you want to bridge two networks. Consider the setup shown here There are really two networks one that uses AirPort and another con-nected to an Ethernet hub. If you play your cards right all of these Macs can get online simultaneously using a single Internet connection. Set up the gateway Mac so that it s an AirPort base station exactly as described on these pages. Start setting up the bridge Mac the way you d set up the other AirPort Macs with AirPort selected as the primary connection method and Using DHCP turned on in the Network panel. Then visit the bridge Mac s Sharing panel. Turn on Internet Sharing here too but this time select To computers using Built-in Ethernet. The bridge Mac is now on both networks. It uses the AirPort connection as a bridge to the gateway Mac and the Internet and its Ethernet connection to share that happiness with the wired Macs in its own neighborhood. Then the technology bubble burst. These days .Mac subscriptions as they re now called cost 100 per year. For a full description see Figure 18-10. Figure 18-10. The .Mac features appear as buttons on the .Mac Web site. For example iCards are attractively designed electronic greeting cards that you can send by email. Backup is a basic backup program that you can download from this site. Webmail HomePage an antivirus program and .
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