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C# Essentials by Peter Drayton, Ben Albahari, Brad Merrill

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Networking

The BCL provides a layered set of classes for communicating over the network using different levels of abstraction including raw socket access; TCP, UDP, and HTTP protocol support; a high-level request/response mechanism based on URIs and streams; and pluggable protocol handlers (see Section 3.7 in Chapter 3).

For more information, see the following namespaces:

System.Net
System.Net.Sockets

Important types in other namespaces include System.IO.Stream.

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