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

April, 2006

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    Enabling Diagnostics for Network Performance Tuning

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    In Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate editions, Media Center will be available to all. Xbox 360 has integrated Media Center Extender (MCX) functionality, and a lineup of additional MCX devices will be comming soon from a number of partners, making...
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    Advances in Windows TCP/IP Networking

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    There are several bottlenecks that prevent high performance transfers end-to-end: host system on the sender and receiver, the network and of course the applications themselves. For Windows networking stack to deliver high throughput in gigabit networks and beyond, we have to alleviate some or all of these bottlenecks. ...
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    Network Access Protection

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    The world is becoming increasingly interconnected. This is great because it enables us to access our information on more devices, in more locations and at all times. However, these benefits require new approaches to access control. They require us to go beyond securing the network perimeter to securing the internal network and the hosts themselves. That’s what NAP is all about – providing integrated access controls across multiple layers in the network and on the hosts....
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    An Interview with Alireza Dabagh, NDIS development lead

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    Tell us about what you do in Windows. I’m NDIS development lead. I lead a team which works on NDIS and related components, and I also contribute to the architecture, coding and design of our components. How long have you been participating...
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    Get Ready for the WinHEC 2006 Guest Blogger Series

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    Starting Monday April 17th the WinHEC 2006 Guest Blogger Series begins right here on the WNDP blog The series is comprised of technical content from speakers and developers whose feature areas Microsoft will be highlighting during this year’s conference. ...
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    TLS enabled by default in IE 7.0 and WinINet

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    In order to provide a more secure experience, Microsoft is enabling TLS and extensions by default in Internet Explorer 7.0 and WinINet. Starting with Windows Vista, Schannel - the Security Support Provider (SSP), which implements TLS 1.0, will send “Extensions” during SSL/TLS protocol negotiation. ...
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    WinINet Support for Negotiate Auth to a Proxy Server in Windows Vista

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    By default WinINet supports the following authentication schemes: Negotiate, NTLM, Digest and Basic. However, in previous OS releases WinINet did not support Negotiate authentication to proxys , as it would not respond to a negotiate challenge from a...
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    Winsock and the new SDK Headers

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    As you may have noticed in the recent Vista CTP SDK, the Winsock headers have undergone some changes. First, instead of a couple monolithic files (winsock2.h and mswsock.h), they have been split into a number of smaller files for ease of maintenance as...
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    Simple .NET TCP Framing Example

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    Recently, Jon Cole from the System.Net QA team posted a great article in response to questions we've received on our .Net Networking Forum ( http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=40&SiteID=1 ). His post can be found here: http:/...
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