Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET supports Windows Socket (Winsock). Winsock provides a general-purpose networking application programming interface (API) based on the socket interface from the University of California at Berkeley. Winsock provides access to multiple transport protocols allowing you to create applications that support multiple socket types. Winsock's support of multiple protocols also includes IPv6. For information about IPv6, see Core Protocols of IPv6 and Internet Protocol version 6 Addressing.
The Windows CE implementation of Winsock also defines a standard service provider interface (SPI) between the API and the protocol stacks. Windows CE includes two built-in service providers, but you can also create a customized service provider that provides additional functionality.
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