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Are they synonyms, or components of a protocol stack?
Answers with proof links are welcome.
They're pretty much the same.
According to Wikipedia, they are the same.
According to Microsoft, CIFS is a dialect of SMB.
CIFS is an implementation of SMB. For all intents and purposes they are the same thing.
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