Windows Interoperability (Overview)
This administration guide provides the information needed to integrate a SolarisTM Common
Internet File System (CIFS) server into an existing Windows environment and also
describes the Solaris CIFS client, which enables you to mount CIFS shares
on Solaris systems.
Windows clients can access CIFS shares from the Solaris CIFS service as
if they were made available from a Windows server. This guide focuses
only on the information required to integrate the Solaris CIFS service and
how to use the Solaris CIFS client. Windows topics are only covered
when those topics affect the integration of the Solaris CIFS service into
the Windows environment.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Note - The Common Internet File System (CIFS) is an enhanced version of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, which allows
CIFS clients to access files and resources on CIFS servers. The terms
SMB and CIFS can be considered interchangeable.
Caution - This is a beta release of the Solaris CIFS service for evaluation
and OpenSolarisTM development. Do not use this service in production environments where
service availability and data reliability are required.