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

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IPX/SPX

The IPX protocol is known as the protocol most often used with computers featuring Novell NetWare client/server networking services. IPX provides connectionless communication between two processes; therefore, if a workstation transmits a data packet, there is no guarantee that the packet will be delivered to the destination. If an application needs guaranteed delivery of data and insists on using IPX, it can use a higher-level protocol over IPX, such as the Sequence Packet Exchange (SPX) and SPX II protocols, in which SPX packets are transmitted through IPX. Winsock provides applications with the capability to communicate through IPX on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT platforms but not on Windows CE.

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