[texhax] What is an "smb:" link, why is \verb| ... | creating it, and how do I stop it?
doug at mathemaesthetics.com
Sat May 17 02:32:33 CEST 2014
> Windows NT had a network file system. I think the original name for it
> in M$ speak was SMB (Server Message Block). Open Source tried to work
> with that, and the project most known in this regard is Samba (note it
> has s m and b, in that order). I think M$ then renamed this to be
> CIFS. In any event, it is a filesystem which can be addressed as a
> formal protocol, largely because of the work the Samba project has done
> over they years. It is a bit of a moving target, even today.
According to the Wikipedia page posted earlier in this thread, "smb"
stands for "System Message Block".
Whatever. I understand what's going on now and am glad it has nothing
to do with LaTeX's verbatim environment. Thinking it had something
to do with LaTeX I tried searching the web for the combination of "smb"
and "LaTeX", which of course found nothing useful, leaving me very
confused (and I get easily confused :-).
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