Networking

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What is the SMB protocol?

This is a big question.

The very short answer is that it is the protocol by which a lot of PC-related machines share files and printers and other informatiuon such as lists of available files and printers. Operating systems that support this natively include Windows, OS/2, and Linux and add on packages that achieve the same thing are available for DOS, Windows, VMS, Unix of all kinds, MVS, and more. Apple Macs and some Web Browsers can speak this protocol as well.  Alternatives to SMB include Netware, NFS, Appletalk, Banyan Vines, Decnet etc; many of these have advantages but none are both public specifications and widely implemented in desktop machines by default.

To add SMB capabilities to your FREESCO you must install the SAMBA add-on package and configure it.

What is SAMBA?

Last update: 2004-12-15 18:17
Author: dingetje
Revision: 1.0

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