I have been experimenting with the "File Sharing" settings between two MacBooks. For some reason, unexpectedly when on the Host laptop I remove all "Shared Folders" I can still use "Connect to server" and connect to the user home directory as well as the root of the drive.
Here are screenshots from both macs. Dark mode shots are from the client.
I am simply trying to add some sort of password-protected file sharing, is this possible?