[Samba] samba and cifs

Martyn Ranyard ranyardm at lineone.net
Wed Jul 31 08:14:01 GMT 2002

At 10:04 AM 7/31/02 -0500, you wrote:
>CIFS is microsofts version of SMB right

Well, as M$ wrote both - no.

>so whats samba server based on , SMB ? ( but how does it differ from CIFS )

SMB is CIFS - M$ just refers to them as differently.

>am sure Micorsoft clients like w2k or nt are CIFS

Yes, but they are also SMB

>some storage vendors have CIFS enabled on their unix platforms

And 99% of them are using Samba to do it.

>question is how does their implementation differes,

i.e. it doesn't - it is the same thing.

Martyn Ranyard

I am not a member of the samba team,
and anything that I say may not be as
accurate as a response from one of the
team.  I reply to save those more
qualified time, which can more usefully
be spent developing SAMBA further.

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