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Winsock
Last modified: Thursday, March 09, 2006 

Short for Windows Socket, an API for developing Windows programs that can communicate with other machines via the TCP/IP protocol. Windows 95 and Windows NT comes with Dynamic Link Library (DLL) called winsock.dll that implements the API and acts as the glue between Windows programs and TCP/IP connections.

In addition to the Microsoft version of winsock.dll, there are other freeware and shareware versions of winsock.dll. However, there is no official standard for the Winsock API, so each implementation differs in minor ways.

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The Sockets site provides a wealth of information for the novice as well as expert Winsock application developer. There are links to sample source code, detailed reference files, the Winsock 2 product, development tools and files, database files, sample applications, and related links.

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Offers downloadable specifications for Winsock V1.1, an organizational overview of V2.0, and links to sites with public domain Windows sockets applications.

Winsock FAQ
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