New Concepts, Additions and Changes for Windows Sockets 2
This section summarizes Windows Sockets 2 and describes the major changes and
additions it contains. Windows Sockets 2 differs from Windows Sockets 1.1 in
several ways, particularly in the architecture. The new architecture, discussed
in Windows Sockets 2 Architecture
, provides the foundation for many of the new concepts that have been
incorporated into Windows Sockets 2.
An overview of the additions and changes in Windows Sockets 2 follows the
discussion of the new architecture.
Many of the functions in Windows Sockets 2 are the same as in the other
versions of sockets. However, there are several new functions, which are summarized
in Summary of New Functions
. For detailed information on how to use a specific function or feature, refer
to the Reference section.
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