Windows Core Networking

Windows Core Networking APIs and technologies such as Winsock, TCP/IP stack, WFP, IPsec, IPv6, WSK, WinINet, Http.sys, WinHttp, QoS, and System.Net

February, 2006

  • Windows Core Networking

    Categorizing LSPs and Applications

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    In Windows Vista there is a new method for categorizing both Winsock Layered Service Providers (LSP) and applications themselves such that only certain LSPs will be loaded. There are a couple reasons for adding this functionality. One of the main reasons...
  • Windows Core Networking

    Introduction to Winsock Kernel (WSK)

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    Overview of WSK In Windows Vista a new transport-independent kernel mode Network Programming Interface (NPI) called Winsock Kernel (WSK) has been added. Using WSK, kernel-mode software modules can perform network communication using socket-like...
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    Winsock and Vista User Account Control

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    As you might have heard, Vista introduces User Account Control (UAC) which is a security feature that enables users to perform some tasks as non-Administrators. This has an effect on LSP writers as the Winsock functions to install and remove LSP entries...
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