Apple APPLESHARE IP CLIENT 3.8 User Manual
AppleShare Client 3.8
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AppleShare Client User’s Manual
How to Use This Manual
This manual describes how to upgrade and use your AppleShare Client software. You may want to print a copy of this manual so that it is available for easy reference.
You’ll get the best performance from your AppleShare network and access to new features (such as canceling a connection that is taking a long time to establish itself ) by installing the AppleShare Client software.
mFor AppleShare Client 3.8.3: For added enhancements, including much greater performance, Mac OS 8.6 or later is recommended. Mac OS 8.1 or later is required.
mFor AppleShare Client 3.8: Mac OS 7.6 or later is required.
Updating Your System Software
To use AppleShare Client 3.8.3, you need to upgrade your system software to Mac OS 8.1 or later and conﬁgure your AppleTalk and TCP/IP control panels. Contact your server administrator for more information.
Note: If you upgraded from Mac OS 8.1 to a later version, or if you used the Mac OS Setup Assistant and the Internet Setup Assistant after installing Mac OS 8.1, then your AppleTalk and TCP/IP settings are already set up.
Note: To determine the system software version your computer is using, choose About This Computer from the Finder’s Apple (K) menu.
Updating Your AppleShare Client Software Over a Network
After you have upgraded to Mac OS 8.1 or later, you can update your AppleShare Client software by installing AppleShare Client. If your AppleShare IP administrator has made the software available to you on the network, you can perform the update by logging on to the ﬁle server.
Note: To determine what version of AppleShare your computer is using, select the AppleShare icon in the Extensions folder inside your System Folder. Then choose Get Info from the Finder’s File menu.
To log on to a ﬁle server to install AppleShare Client, follow these steps:
1Choose the Chooser from the Apple (K) menu.
2Select the AppleShare icon in the
3If your network is divided into zones, click the zone in which the ﬁle server is located in the AppleTalk Zones list.
Your network administrator should tell you the name of the zone (if any) to select. After you choose a zone or if there are no zones, AppleShare ﬁle servers appear in the
Note: Depending on the version of system software that your computer is using, the Chooser window may look slightly different.
4Click the name of the ﬁle server that is sharing the AppleShare Client software in the “Select a ﬁle server” list.
Your network administrator should tell you the name of the ﬁle server to select.
A dialog box similar to the following appears.
6Click Guest to log on as a guest user. (If guest access isn’t allowed on the ﬁle server, the Guest button is not available.) Or click Registered User and enter your name and password.
A dialog box similar to the following appears.
8Select the volume that contains the AppleShare Client software and click OK. Your network administrator should tell you the name of the volume to select.
The icon for the selected volume appears on your desktop.
11To display the license agreement in the language that is appropriate for you, choose a language from the
12Read the license agreement and if you agree to its terms, click Agree. The following dialog box appears.
13Verify that your computer’s startup disk is named in the Installer window as the destination disk.
If the wrong disk is shown, click Switch Disk until the name of your startup disk appears.
15When a message tells you that installation is complete, restart your computer.
AppleShare Client Quick Reference
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Connecting to a Server
You can use the AppleShare software to connect to a ﬁle server on your network.
1Choose the Chooser from the Apple (K) menu.
2Click the AppleShare icon in the
If your network contains zones, they are listed in the AppleTalk Zones list. (If your network has no zones, this list does not appear.) When you select a zone, AppleShare ﬁle servers in that zone are listed in the
3Click the zone (if any) and the ﬁle server you want to connect to.
Your network administrator should tell you the name of the zone (if any) to select.
Important A ﬁle server may be available in more than one zone. For best performance, connect to a server in the same zone as your own computer. ( Your computer’s zone is displayed in the “Current zone”
If your computer and the ﬁle server are set up for TCP, the connection is made over TCP automatically. Otherwise, the connection is made over AppleTalk.
Note: If the server and client are not on the same AppleTalk network, the server may not appear in the “Select a ﬁle server” list. To connect to the server, click the Server IP Address button and enter the server’s IP address or DNS name in the dialog box that appears. Then click OK.
If it takes more than a few seconds to contact the server, a connection status box appears. When your computer is connected to the server, a dialog box similar to the following appears.
5Click Guest to log on as a guest user. (If guest access isn’t allowed on the ﬁle server, the Guest button is not available.) Or click Registered User and enter your name and password.
7In the window that appears, click the name of the volume or volumes you want to use.
If you click the checkbox next to the name of a volume, your computer will connect to the volume automatically the next time it starts up.
Warning Don’t connect to more than one volume with the same
Note: The ﬁles and folders that you can see on the server depend on the access privileges that your administrator has assigned to the volume. For more information about access privileges, ask your administrator or see “About Access Privileges” on page 9.
When the connection is made, the selected volume appears on your desktop. To see the ﬁles and folders it contains,
Note: To determine whether you have connected to a server over TCP or AppleTalk, select a volume’s icon and choose Get Info from the Finder’s File menu.
9Close the Chooser.
Disconnecting From a File Server
To disconnect from a ﬁle server, drag the icon of the server to the Trash. (Or select the volume and choose Put Away from the File menu.)
You are disconnected automatically from the server when you shut down your computer. The administrator can also disconnect you from the ﬁle server.
About Access Privileges
Access privileges determine what ﬁles and folders you and other users on a ﬁle server can see or change. The owner of a folder can set access privileges for three user categories: Owner, User/Group, and Everyone.
m“Owner,” by default, is the user who created a folder that is shared over a network. All ﬁles and folders on the ﬁle server are owned by the AppleShare IP server administrator. The AppleShare IP server administrator can also change the owner of a folder on the ﬁle server.
m“User/Group” is any registered user or group in the Users & Groups List on the ﬁle server. Your administrator is responsible for registering users and groups on your network.
m“Everyone” includes anyone on your network (guests, if allowed, and registered users).
To see or change access privileges to an item on your desktop, select the item, then choose Get Info from the Finder’s File menu and Sharing from the Get Info submenu. (In older versions of system software, choose Sharing directly from the Finder’s File menu.)
Note: Depending on the version of system software that your computer is using, the sharing window may look slightly different.
Following are brief descriptions of each privilege:
mRead & Write: Users can see, open, and copy ﬁles and make changes to the contents of the share point (including creating, deleting, moving, and modifying ﬁles).
mRead Only: Users can see, open, and copy ﬁles and folders.
mWrite Only: Users can change the contents of the share point by moving ﬁles and folders in or to it, but don’t have access to and cannot see files or folders. A folder to which the Write Only privilege is assigned is also known as adrop box.
To copy the privileges you selected to all folders within the current folder, click the Copy button.
Note: For more information about the items in these windows, choose Balloon Help from the Finder’s File menu and point to the item you’re interested in learning about. Or, ask your AppleShare IP server administrator.
Finding Out What Privileges You Have
There are three ways to ﬁnd out what access privileges you’ve been assigned to a shared item on a volume you are connected to.
m Look at the folder icons in the Finder; the icons show your privileges.
Note: If you’re using an older version of system software, your folder icons look slightly different.
You are the owner of the folder.
You have some access privileges to the folder.
Locked folder with arrow
You have the Write Only privilege to the folder.
Folder with lock
You can’t move, rename, or delete this folder. (Any folder shown above can have a lock.)
Note: You can’t see folders to which you have no access privileges.