What Does "SMB" Stand For?


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The acronym "SMB" stands for "server message block," which is a network file sharing protocol. Communication is mainly through server responses and client requests, and this SMB software exists within most versions of Microsoft Windows. UNIX and LAN Manager are file sharing systems utilizing SMB for non-Windows operating systems.

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Server message block is also known as "session message block," which uses the same acronym. According to Acronym Finder, the acronym "SMB" also stands for "Super Mario Brothers," "Seven Mile Beach," "San Miguel Beer," "shared memory buffer," "Southwest Missouri Bank," "Steve Miller Band," "safety monitoring board," "systems management board," "surface mass balance," "school management board" and numerous other phrases.

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