Sharing protocols allow client computers to access files on your server.
Your server may support any or all of the following types of sharing protocols:
The Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol is used by clients running a Windows OS.
The Network File System protocol is used by clients running UNIX.
The File Transfer Protocol is an alternative way of accessing a file share from any OS.
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol is the protocol for accessing a file share from Web browsers.
The protocol for accessing a file share from Macintosh clients.