In this chapter, we have gone through the SMB/CIFS technology quite extensively and seen that to get it to work properly is more of a network issue than an Alfresco configuration issue.
We have learned what NetBIOS is and that it has a Naming Service similar to DNS for registering and resolving computer services, a Session Service for establishing a client-server session between the CIFS client and the CIFS server. NetBIOS is usually transported over TCP/IP and is then called NBT with session setup done on TCP port 139.
CIFS can be used without NetBIOS and is then called Native SMB or Direct SMB with session setup done on TCP port 445.
In a default Windows installation, the Alfresco CIFS server runs alongside Windows CIFS server and only ...