Network Firewall and Routing

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Windows Firewall Technologies

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and the related firewall technologies documented here enable developers to share Internet connections, protect connections using a firewall, and provide Network Address Translation (NAT).

Routing and Remote Access Service

Remote Access Service (RAS) can be used to create client applications. These applications display RAS common dialog boxes, manage remote access connections and devices, and manipulate phone-book entries.

Windows Filtering Platform

Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) is a set of API and system services that provide a platform for creating network filtering applications. The WFP API allows developers to write code that interacts with the packet processing that takes place at several layers in the networking stack of the operating system. Network data can be filtered and also modified before it reaches its destination.