Here’s how to get the FTP server running in OSX 10.9 Mavericks. This is advanced and not everyone will need the FTP server. The only thing I was use it for is to receive incoming scans from my Fuji/Xerox network scanner.
To lodge my e-tax I have to run windows XP on my mac but needed to print it via a printer shared from my mac. I assume this will work sharing from any OS X mac to any Windows XP.
I just found this great guide to how to login to your mac from over the internet from anywhere.