What is IPC$

Andrew Tridgell tridge at linuxcare.com
Sun Oct 10 06:03:52 GMT 1999

yes, the IPC$ share is for "interprocess communication". In reality
it's a share used for anything that doesn't fit into a file or printer
category.  That includes browsing, domain logins etc. It is also used
extensively for printing by MS clients.

the best description available online is probably cifsrap2.txt in
pub/samba/specs/ on a samba.org mirror.

Cheers, Tridge

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