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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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Related Links provides easy-to-understand help for small-network builders. The site contains how-to information for setting up and debugging home-office and small-business networks. Users can also find extensive troubleshooting information, tips on getting applications to work through firewalls, product reviews on network hardware and software, and more. Discussion Forums 
If network connections, sharing computers, router problems or other networking issues are bogging you down, then the discussion forum is the place to be. Here you'll find help and support for all your network-related problems.

Winsock Development Information 
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.

Microsoft Winsock Information Page
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
This FAQ is from the alt.winsock newsgroup.

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