[texhax] What is an "smb:" link, why is \verb| ... | creating it, and how do I stop it?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat May 17 03:38:37 CEST 2014

On 2014-05-16 at 18:14:31 -0600, ghaverla wrote:

 > On Fri, 16 May 2014 23:31:00 +0100
 > Henry Law <news at lawshouse.org> wrote:
 > > On 16/05/14 23:05, Douglas McKenna wrote:
 > > > What does ``smb:'' mean?  
 > Windows NT had a network file system.  I think the original name for it
 > in M$ speak was SMB (Server Message Block).  Open Source tried to work
 > with that, and the project most known in this regard is Samba (note it
 > has s m and b, in that order).  I think M$ then renamed this to be
 > CIFS.

No, SMB isn't a file system.  It's a protocol just like NFS which
allows mounting remote file systems on a local machine.

CIFS is a file system like ext3, ext4.  I assume that its sucsessor is
UDF, which is supported by most operatung systems nowadays.


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