Protocols have guided server-client communications for a long time—and they’re a good way to send and receive data. But every protocol has various nuances. Therefore, you should know which protocol you want to use before setting up a network. Even with the advancement of technology, server-client protocols have remained constant. As such, many are 20 years or older. One of those protocols is about that old but is now ready for retirement—the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol.
In this article, We’ll cover the CIFS protocol, how it works, and its functionality. And also share some of its use cases and compare it with two other file transfer protocols.