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CIFS or Public SMB Information on Common Internet File System

This article was previously published under Q199072
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:

MSDN - Platform SDK Explanation of Opportunistic Locks or Opportunistic Locking


Article ID: 199072 - Last Review: 10/25/2012 03:24:00 - Revision: 4.0

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