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1.6 Applicability Statement

The extensions specified in this document are applicable to environments in which the security characteristics of the base protocol, as specified in [MS-CIFS], are insufficient. In particular, these extensions provide for enhanced message integrity and stronger authentication mechanisms.

The extensions are applicable to an environment that requires tighter data retention policies. In particular, through the use of previous version capabilities, the extensions allow access to versions of a file that have been changed or deleted when the server supports this capability. This feature is applicable to environments that require more stringent data retention policies that include maintaining access to previous versions of files.

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