TidBITS today released Glenn Fleishman’s “Take Control of Sharing Files in Panther,” an electronic book that explains how to set up a Mac as a secure network file server using AppleShare, Samba, FTP, the Web, and WebDAV. “For each protocol, Glenn provides detailed instructions, tips on real-world usage, and ways of improving security beyond the defaults. Serving files is only half the battle, though, and Glenn’s ebook helps users connect to shared volumes efficiently from Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Windows XP. Readers will also learn important differences between traditional hard-mounted servers and new-in-Panther soft-mounted servers, plus find multiple handy (and non-obvious) techniques for sharing media in iTunes and iPhoto.”