1.6 Applicability Statement

The protocol is applicable for scenarios that require SMB2 for transferring files between client and server and for inter-process communication between client and server that are using named pipes, when an RDMA fabric is additionally present. Typically, such fabrics are deployed at a data center diameter, but can also be deployed in wide-area topologies. The SMB2 Protocol is applicable at a similar scale.

The protocol can have other applicability, subject to further specification by other upper- layer protocols.