The actors and their associated interests are as follows:

User: The user's interest is to use the application to read files on a content server.

Application: The application's interest is to consume file reading services via the content client.

Content client: The content client's interest is to use client-side protocol components and to consume the file services that are offered by the content server.

Content server: The content server's interest is to provide and maintain a secure and consistent File Service, as described in [MS-FASOD], and to provide content metadata by using the SMB 2.1 or 3.x protocol as transport.

Distributed cache peers: A distributed cache peer's interest is to respond to broadcasts for cached content and to deliver the cached content.