TCP/IP Application Development

TCP/IP Application Development (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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This section describes how the Microsoft® Windows® CE operating system (OS) implements Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Microsoft TCP/IP protocol suite is examined from the bottom up. Network traces are used to illustrate key concepts. These traces were gathered and formatted using Microsoft Network Monitor 2.0, a software-based protocol tracing and analysis tool included with Microsoft® Systems Management Server. This material is intended for network engineers and support professionals who are already familiar with TCP/IP.

The Microsoft Windows CE OS includes a standards-based TCP/IP stack, allowing Windows CE–based devices to participate as peers and servers on local area networks (LANs) and remote networks.

In This Section

TCP/IP Support in Windows CE
Shows the characteristics and services that TCP/IP provides in Windows CE.
TCP/IP Architectural Model
Describes how TCP/IP fits into the architecture that Windows CE uses to communicate.
Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS)
Describes the NDIS interface that TCP/IP uses to communicate with network card drivers.
Core Protocol Stack for IPv4
Describes the core protocol stack, which includes Address Resolution Protocol, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), and Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP). Duplicate IP address detection, multihoming, Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR), managing IPv4 routes, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and host name resolution are also discussed.
Assigning an IPv4 Address to a Device
Describes how IPv4 addresses are assigned to a device. It also describes how to assign a device name, manually configure an address, and use DHCP to automatically configure and address.

Related Sections

IPv6 Application Development
Describes how the Windows CE OS implements IPv6.
Windows Sockets
Describes the Windows Sockets (Winsock) interfaces. Applications access the TCP/IP stack through the Winsock interface.
TCP/IP Best Practices
Provides general best practices for TCP/IP.
TCP/IP Security
Presents security information for TCP/IP and security best practices.
TCP/IP Registry Settings
Describes how you can configure the TCP/IP registry.
TCP/IP Reference
Describes how you can configure Dynamic Name Service (DNS), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), and Internet Protocol Helper (IP Helper) programming elements.
Dual Stack Architecture
Describes the dual protocol stack that supports 32-bit IPv4 addresses and 128-bit IPv6 addresses. Windows CE .NET 4.1 and later supports this dual stack.
TCP/IP and Windows Sockets
Describes how applications access the TCP/IP stack through the Windows Sockets (Winsock) interface.
Network Utilities
Describes network utilities that are useful when you troubleshoot IPv4 network problems, including IPConfig, Netstat, Ping, Route, and Tracert.

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