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Old February 14th, 2010, 09:01 AM
hutmacher hutmacher is offline
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Default What is 'SMB'?

Total noob question i'm sure, but can someone explain to me what SMB is & how what it's used for? (examples?)

i see a lot of stuff on 'it' in Boxee & i'm just not really sure what it is & wondering if there is something i'm missing out on or something that could be making my life simpler/easier/happier whatever.

thanks !!!
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Old February 14th, 2010, 09:09 AM
jpga13 jpga13 is offline
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It's used for connecting to and sharing media on your network. I have several external drives with a large amount of media connected to several different machines on my network. With the SMB shares I am able to connect to all this media from Boxee.

On my ATV for example I have a large external drive connected directly but access another 100 movies on an external drive on my mac mini and also my music collection on my macbook pro.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 11:19 AM
darcilicious darcilicious is offline
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It's a network protocol used "mainly used to provide shared access to files, printers, serial ports, and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a network."

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