CIFS or Public SMB Information on Common Internet File System

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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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MSDN - Platform SDK Explanation of Opportunistic Locks or Opportunistic Locking


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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