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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* A Winsock (enables Windows to use TC/PIP, the networking language of the Internet).
Most software to make and manage a SLIP/PPP connection is based upon a program from Trumpet Software in Tasmania called Winsock or more commonly Trumpet Winsock.
(This special buffer, which has well-defined traffic priorities, is called a "stack" [mathematical term] or "socket" [computer term]; because it is Windows-based, it is called a Winsock. Winsock programs can be obtained separately from various sources.) If available, the PPP standard is preferable because it is less sensitive to telephone line noise, and it is the only one of the three protocols supported by the Internet.
* MacTCP (if you're using a Macintosh) or WinSock (if you're using Windows).
Strongest details cover Windows Sockets (WinSock) access and Windows software included on the enclosed diskette: Chameleon Sampler, Eudora mail, WinSock Gopher, WinVN newsreader, and other applications.
On the Macintosh platform the standard interface is provided through MacTCP, while on Windows machines the standard interface is known as Windows Sockets (WINSOCK).
Astonsoft also offers three spectacular 3D screensavers, and two freeware programs: A VBS Script Executor that detects and stops "Love Letter"-type viruses, and Winsock Restore, a utility that restores original Windows 98/2000 socket files, winsock.dll, and wsock32.dll.
During the Cartogra software installation process, it claimed that it needeed to update the Winsock and Dcom programs.
As you progress through the book more in-depth subjects start to be addressed such as 'Winsock', 'On-line Chat' and 'FTP'.
The first cut of the API will link WinSock to interconnects supporting the Intel-oriented Virtual Interface Architecture.
In November 1995, the Aurora Public Library received four 486 personal computers with 28.8 baud modems and 8 megabytes of memory, loaded with Windows for Workgroups (3.11), Trumpet Winsock, a shareware dialer and TCP/IP program, and the NCSA Mosaic Web browser.
For Windows users, other good places to start are Forrest Stroud's Consummate Winsock Apps List (http://www.cweapps.com) and The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software (http://www.tucows.com).