Server Message Block Protocol (SMB Protocol)
Definition - What does Server Message Block Protocol (SMB Protocol) mean?
Techopedia explains Server Message Block Protocol (SMB Protocol)
SMB is an application layer protocol, and in a typical deployment, it communicates via TCP port 445. SMB quickly grew in popularity as it allows for much more flexibility when compared to comparable protocols such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Within Linux environments, a program known as Samba allows Linux systems to interface with the SMB protocol.
Common Internet File System (CIFS) is the open-source version of SMB.
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