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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Chapter 5. File System Access Solutions

The Alfresco repository can be accessed from many different client interfaces and which one of them to use is often dependent on the task at hand. There are the web interfaces Alfresco Explorer and Alfresco Share that have to be used when participating in for example, workflows, collaboration scenarios, and records management, and we have the mobile interface, e-mail interfaces, and so on. However, when it comes to document management most users prefer to work through a filesystem interface on a day-to-day basis.

Alfresco provides an SMB (Server Message Block) protocol implementation known as Alfresco CIFS (Common Internet File System) that gives the user access to the document repository in the form of a ...

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