CIFS or Public SMB Information on Common Internet File System

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To better understand Microsoft networking, users of Microsoft products need detailed information on the Server Message Block protocol.

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HTTP CIFS: A Common Internet File System

Summary: This article assumes you are familiar with HTTP. Although "CIFS: A Common Internet File System", by Paul Leach and Dan Perry is based on the low-level file system implemented by Windows, CIFS is a platform-independent file sharing system. The Leach and Perry article contains the best explanation of oplocks or opportunistic locks or opportunistic locking.
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To view the Leach and Perry article, go to the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/Mind/1196/CIFS.htm

MSDN - Platform SDK Explanation of Opportunistic Locks or Opportunistic Locking

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365433(VS.85).aspx

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Article ID: 199072 - Last Review: October 25, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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