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

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QOS and Winsock

In the previous section, we discussed the various components required for the success of an end-to-end QOS network. Now we’ll turn our attention to Winsock 2, which is the API you use to programmatically access QOS from an application. First, we’ll take a look at the top-level QOS structures that the majority of Winsock calls need. Next, we’ll cover the Winsock functions capable of invoking QOS on a socket, as well as how to terminate QOS once it has been enabled on a socket. The last thing we’ll do is cover the provider-specific objects that can be used to affect the behavior of—or return information from—the QOS service provider.

It might seem a bit out of order to jump from a discussion of the major QOS structures to QOS functions ...

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