What is SMB?


SMB is an acronym for Server Message Block, which can also be known as a Common Internet File System.

SMB can also be used to mean System Management Bus or a SMB connector for radio-frequency circuits, but the focus of this article will be on Server Message Block.

Want to know when Server Message Block was first used? See next page.

Technology Term:

Server Message Block

Standard Definition Exists?

Server Messsage Block operates as an application-layer network protocol mainly used for providing shared access to files, printers, and serial ports and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a network.

Accepted Acronym:


Year first used/coined:


Attributed to:

Barry Feigenbaum (IBM)

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