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You need to understand how mounting works. In short what you want is to: Mount your smb:// drive on a certain location. Use your file:// command as you always do. When you use 'Connect to Server' - ⌘K, your drive should be mounted somewhere in /Volumes/. So now you can use file://Volumes/drive-name. For normal use, like this, a mounted network ...
Mavericks just introduced support for SMB2. http://www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/features.html#core SMB3 is a planned feature of the next version of OS X, Yosemite.
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