[G4] 2 macs sharing

Thomas DeBoni tomdeboni at mac.com
Sat Jan 14 21:40:15 PST 2012

I do this all the time. The key is the Sharing Tab in System Preferences on both machines. If you have the right items enabled on them, you should be able to connect to one from the other and move files and/or share screens. For best results with regard to privlileges, move files from the remote machine to the one you're sitting at. You should also be able to connect between the machines with FTP clients and with SSH (Secure Shell) in the Terminal.

You will need to know how to identify the machine you're connecting to - you can get its IP Address from the Network Sys Prefs Panel.

The question is whether the version of OS X you're using was evolved enough for this to work. I can't say what system versions I'm using, but I believe this will work on 10.4.x.

So, the first thing I'd do is check Sys Prefs, and then try again.

Good Luck!

On Jan 14, 2012, at 4:00 PM, johnny wrote:

> Hi,
> I have 2 macs in the house now..both running 10.4.11.  Both are connected to/on the internet one with airport  and the other thru ethernet, Don't know that that matters but at one point I got an error saying my ISP might not like what I was trying ...so I unchecked that box :)
> I want to be able to move files between the two as effortlessly as possible...maybe share everything from applications to music and general files.  I thought remote desktop might be the key...nada..at least for me...I have tried everything I could think of to network up the two computers (dual 867s) and have almost gotten files sharing to work... not quite.  seems the wrong password error, or one or the other computer refuses to show up in the finder  "go" network ...To be honest, I don't have a clue how to accomplish this even after days of reading online and struggling with mac "help".  Can someone tell me the easiest place to find this info or if its easy enough to just explain, I'm all ears..thanks in advance.
> Johnny
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