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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Overview

Key Networking Terms and Concepts

Named pipe— a connection-oriented networking protocol, based on Server Message Blocks and NetBIOS.

Socket— the end point of an interprocess communication across a network transport. In Windows, you establish and interact with socket connections using the Winsock API.

RPC— Remote Procedure Call, a networking API that presents a call-level interface (CLI) in place of the traditional I/O model of network programming.

Connection-oriented Winsock application— an application that makes use of a stream or reliable connection to communicate using the Winsock API.

Connectionless Winsock application— an application that makes use of a datagram or unreliable connection to communicate using the Winsock ...

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