Networking FreeDOS - CIFS (a.k.a. NetBEUI)
The Common Internet File System (CIFS) is a method for two or more
computers to share data on a Network. It is derived from the Server
Message Block (SMB) protocol, which follows from NetBIOS.
NetBIOS was originally an extension to the API of the PC BIOS. It has
been extended for more usage and multiple operating systems by Micro-
soft and others. Microsoft once provided a client for DOS, but this has
reappeared and disappeared since then. Jacco de Leeuw provides details
on Networking software for DOS, where to find it and how to install it.
Unfortunately, so far, a Samba open source client for DOS has not been
developed and while the MS client works, it is not very compatible with
other CIFS systems. See references below for more details.
* Implementing CIFS - The Common Internet FileSystem (Christopher
R Hertel, see: http://www.ubiqx.org/cifs/)
* Networking software for DOS (Jacco de Leeuw, see:
* Just what is SMB? (Richard Sharpe, see:
* NetBIOS, NetBEUI, NBF, SMB, CIFS document page (Timothy Evans,
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