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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 SystemSummary: 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