1 Introduction

This document is a specification of the Common Internet File System (CIFS) Browser Protocol (version 1.10).

The CIFS Browser Protocol defines the messages that are sent and received by a server that acts as a clearinghouse for services available on the network, servers that are making services such as printing or file sharing available on the network, and clients requesting the details of a particular service.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.