5.9.4.2. SMB

SMB stands for Server Message Block and is the name for the communications protocol used by various operating systems produced by Microsoft over the years. SMB makes it possible to share storage across a network. Present-day implementations often use TCP/IP as the underlying transports; previously NetBEUI was the transport.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports SMB via the Samba server program. The System Administrators Guide includes information on configuring Samba.