Introduction: CIFS from Eight Miles High
Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog.
|--Macbeth, Act IV, Scene i, William Shakespeare|
First impressions are important. The handshake, the smile, here’s our brochure, would you like a cup of tea?
Microsoft’s Windows family of operating systems makes good first impressions. There’s a pleasant sound at start-up, all of the basics are represented by simple icons, and everything else is available through a neatly categorized menu.
As the relationship progresses, however, it becomes clear that there is a lot going on beneath the candy-coated surface. This is particularly true of the CIFS protocol suite. The Network ...