Network I/O Concepts

When the underlying network protocol and redirector support I/O operations, you can use the file API to perform network I/O. The following topics provide information related to network I/O.

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Description of a Network I/O Operation

Describes the process of a network I/O operation under Windows.

Microsoft SMB Protocol and CIFS Protocol Overview

Describes the Microsoft implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol.

Opportunistic Locks

An opportunistic lock (also called an oplock) is a lock placed by a client on a file residing on a server.