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Trouble with remote file sharing

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Mar 27, 2009 3:26 PM

I'm trying to set up an iMac here in my office so that it can be used for remote file sharing. I'm kinda new at this, so I'm sure I've missed a few obvious details.

First off, it's connected via AirPort and there's no direct ethernet connection...I was told this shouldn't be a problem, but let me know if this is false.

I think I have all the right settings on Leopard - file sharing's turned, remote login is enabled, firewall's opened up, and even though there's a dynamic ip address, I've set up a hostname at Dynamic DNS, and I also downloaded their Updater, which seems to be working fine and has been updating the ip address for the hostname I've set up.

I also went into the router and opened up a file sharing port (a different number than 548, FWIW).

So far, only computers within the same network have been able to access this iMac. Outside of the network, it can't be reached. Whenever you punch in the hostname (or even the ip address for that matter) in "Connect to Server...," it attempts to connect, but eventually fails. I can't even get to the login prompt.

What else needs to be done? Any ideas? FWIW, all machines are Macbook Pros or iMacs running the latest Leopard.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)


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