Windows Sockets Direct Reference
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Windows Sockets Direct Reference

A SAN service provider DLL implements the Windows Sockets Direct functions to create a Windows Sockets service provider that services a system area network (SAN). A SAN service provider allows Windows Sockets applications using TCP/IP to use a SAN transparently. Windows Sockets Direct is part of:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Appliance Kit SP2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003

The Windows Sockets Direct Reference elements consist of:

  • Functions of the Windows Sockets service provider interface (SPI) that a SAN service provider implements.

  • Functions that extend Windows Sockets SPI for use with a SAN.

  • Structures used by SAN service providers.

These API elements are described in the following sections:

Windows Sockets Direct SPI Reference

Windows Sockets Direct Extensions

Windows Sockets Direct Structures

For an overview about how Windows Sockets Direct provides performance benefits between two endpoints that exist on the same SAN and information about creating a SAN service provider DLL, see the Windows Sockets Direct.



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