updated 12:40 pm EST, Thu November 13, 2003
IP over FireWire tutorial
Wei-Meng Lee has written an , which is now integrated into Mac OS X 10.3 and saying that sharing an Internet connection is preferred over setting up an ad hoc AirPort base station that might compromise security: "With the release of Panther, you can use your FireWire port for Internet sharing using a technology known as IP over FireWire (previously available for download as preview release). IP over FireWire essentially allows IP protocols-based services (such as HTTP, FTP, SSH, etc.) to be used over the FireWire connection. This means that you can use your FireWire port much like your Ethernet port."