Winsock

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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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Many of today's common PC technologies originated here: PCI, DVD, USB, Winsock2.
In addition, Olicom's new ATM adapters are among the first in the industry to comply with the PC98 and Server98 industry initiatives, and feature full support for Winsock2, enabling LAN applications to take advantage of ATM's quality-of-service capabilities.
InfoChannel IC200 has also added support for Winsock2 and Microsoft's Telephony Application Interface (TAPI) giving InfoChannel IC200 the ability to communicate using emerging communication technologies.
The NBS specification provides BSD socket, Winsock2, and MAPI programming interfaces, all of which are well known to developers.