1.5 Prerequisites/Preconditions

The SMB 2 Protocol assumes the availability of the following resources:

  • The SMB2 protocol requires a transport to support reliable, in-order message delivery. Three such transports are used, depending on dialect, as specified in section 2.1.

  • An underlying local resource, such as a file system on the server side, exposing file, named pipe, or printer objects.

  • Infrastructure that supports Simple and Protected GSS-API Negotiation (SPNEGO), as specified in [RFC4178] and [MS-SPNG], on both the client and the server.