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Network Know-How by John Ross

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Chapter 12. SHARING FILES THROUGH YOUR NETWORK

File sharing requires a compromise between convenience and security. You want to make some of the files stored on your computer available to other people, but you probably have other files that contain information you would prefer to keep private. Therefore, Windows and other network operating systems allow you to assign different files or directories to different access levels. Some files are available to every network user, while others might be limited to specific users, and still others are only available to the file's owner.

One of the most common network systems for sharing files, printers, and other resources is the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. This protocol is at the core of Microsoft ...

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