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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Alfresco CIFS server

Now we know that Windows workstations and servers come preinstalled with CIFS servers and clients for file and printer sharing. So how does the Alfresco server fit into all this? The Alfresco platform comes with its own CIFS server built in. Alfresco acquired the JLAN technology back in 2005 and it is the only available CIFS server implementation in Java.

JLAN provides a number of enterprise features:

  • Only pure Java client and server implementation of CIFS, NFS, and FTP.
  • High performance which is similar to the native filesystem.
  • Enterprise authentication—NTLM, NTLMSSP, SPNEGO, Kerberos.
  • Real-time access—no copy to local disk and conflict resolution issues.
  • Offline Access—integration to Microsoft Briefcase

The Alfresco JLAN project ...

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