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file and printer sharing between computers. In addition SMB
early 1980s. It has also had input from Xerox
It is the native method of file and print sharing for
all include SMB clients and servers. SMB is also
SMB servers and clients for Unix
, for example Samba
set of commands (Server Message Blocks). There are commands
to support file sharing, printer sharing, userauthentication
, resource browsing, and other miscellaneous
functions. As clients and servers may implement different
versions ("dialects") of the protocol they negotiate before
starting a session.
a remote device.
SMB originally ran on top of the lower level protocols
Microsoft have developed an extended version of SMB for the
most cases replaces SMB. CIFS
runs only runs over TCP/IP.