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

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Addressing a Protocol

For simplicity’s sake, and to avoid repetition, the remaining discussion in this chapter is limited to describing how to make fundamental Winsock calls to set up communication using the Internet Protocol (IP). We chose IP because most Winsock applications developed today use it because it is widely available due to the popularity of the Internet. As we mentioned earlier, Winsock is a protocol-independent interface and specific details for using other protocols, such as IPX, are covered in Chapter 4. Also, our discussion of IP in this chapter is limited to briefly describing IP version 4 (IPv4). Chapter 3 fully describes all IP versions—IPv4 and IP version 6 (IPv6)—in greater detail.

Throughout the remainder of this chapter, ...

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