The new 2.1 release of “amiga-smbfs” is an Amiga file system client for the SMB protocol, as used by “Samba” or the various Microsoft Windows operating systems for file and printer sharing services. The latest release ofers a wide range of bugfixes such as the support of Unicode, big files and resuming of interrupted connections to the data server were added. In computer networking, Server Message Block (SMB), one version of which was also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS), operates as an application-layer network protocol mainly used for providing shared access to files, printers, and serial ports and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a network. It also provides an authenticated inter-process communication mechanism. Most usage of SMB involves computers running Microsoft Windows, where it was known as “Microsoft Windows Network” before the introduction of Active Directory. Corresponding Windows services are LAN Manager Server and LAN Manager Workstation.

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