Samba and CIFS question
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Jul 31 09:35:12 GMT 2002
On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 09:20:03AM -0500, Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 wrote:
> > Is samba implments CIFS.
Yes, Samba is a CIFS implementation.
> > I thought CIFS is based on SMB
Yes, CIFS (Common Internet FileSystem) is Microsoft's marketing name for
> > am assuming SMB is opensource protocol
No. SMB is poorly documented, randomly changed, overloaded, and
> > Just wondering if am running samba 2.2.5 does it mean am running CIFS
> > also what version of CIFS?
Several versions of CIFS. Samba supports several dialects (a dialect is a
named variation in the protocol...there are many unnamed variations as
> > when i sniffing SMB packets which commands should i be looking at CIFS or
> > SMB
A tool such as Ethereal will know how to decode the packets.
See also: http://ubiqx/org/cifs/ for an introduction to the protocol and
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