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Network Programming for Microsoft® Windows®, Second Edition by Jim Ohlund, Anthony Jones

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AppleTalk

AppleTalk support in Winsock has been around for a while, although few people are aware of it. You probably will not choose AppleTalk unless you are communicating with Macintosh computers. AppleTalk is somewhat similar to NetBIOS in that it is name-based on a per-process basis. That is, a server dynamically registers a particular name that it will be known as. Clients use this name to establish a connection. However, AppleTalk names are substantially more complicated than NetBIOS names. The next section will discuss how computers using the AppleTalk protocol are addressed on the network.

Addressing

An AppleTalk name is actually based on three separate names: name, type, and zone. Each name can be up to 32 characters long. The name ...

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