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Winsock

Winsock

(WINdows SOCKets) The Windows interface to TCP/IP, which is the communications protocol of Unix networks and the Internet. Windows network applications that communicate via TCP/IP are Winsock compliant as are the implementations of the TCP/IP protocol from Microsoft and third parties.

WINSOCK.DLL
The WINSOCK.DLL file is included with all Windows versions subsequent to Windows 3.1. Early Internet applications often installed the DLL to ensure its existence.


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Winsock Direct, developed by Microsoft and used in conjunction with Emulex-developed drivers, provides existing Windows-based server applications with a more efficient communications interface than currently available using TCP networking.
Microsoft developed and tested Winsock Direct on Emulex cLAN Virtual Interface (VI)-based system area networks, to boost the performance of standard Windows-based applications, without modifying the application.
Microsoft has collaborated with Emulex to deliver Winsock Direct in Windows 2000 to enable the thousands of server applications to exploit the throughput and CPU offload benefits of high performance system area networks," stated Michael Stephenson, group product manager for Windows 2000 Server at Microsoft.
Windows applications with Winsock Direct allow industry standard servers to support more users and provide faster response times, at higher transaction rates when running over high speed networks, such as Emulex's cLAN.
Winsock Direct leverages existing application and programmer investments in the WinSock application programming interface (API), while delivering the low latency, high bandwidth interconnect benefits of VI technology.
Stardust is the home of the iBAND Conference on Internet Bandwidth Technologies, The IP Multicast Summit, Stardust WinSock Labs, the IP Multicast Initiative and the QoS Forum.
Nonetheless, it is the first solution to be completely integrated into the Windows 98 operating system, scanning for viruses at the Winsock or transport level.
The components, client, server and command center all communicate using TCP/IP or IPX via WINSOCK and utilize the latest OOD/OOP methodologies using C++.
com, The Electronic Commerce Guide, Stroud's Consummate Winsock Applications List (CWS Apps), The Web Developer's Virtual Library and SearchEngineWatch.