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Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations

You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.

 

 

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TidBITS Search Tool Shootout Reminder -- In TidBITS-368, we announced details of our contest to find the best Macintosh-based Web search tools to be used on the 11 MB of TidBITS back issues. The winning solution (whether it's a specific product or creative implementation of several tools) will receive the main thing we have to give - exposure in TidBITS. The deadline for entering is fast approaching - 17-Mar-97 - so contact Managing Editor Jeff Carlson at <jeffc@tidbits.com> to participate. [JLC]

 

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