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Direct Access to SQL Server

In order to provide direct access to SQL Server from a remote network, you first need to decide the communication protocol that client applications will use to communicate with the server. In this section we are going to focus on:

  • Creating a native connection to SQL Server through TCP/IP

  • Calling SQL Server through an HTTP Endpoint

With both approaches, you must take security measures into account.

Connecting through TCP/IP

SQL Server implements its own native communication protocol when using TCP/IP, called Tabular Data Stream (TDS). Client applications must use a compatible provider (ODBC, OLE DB, or SQLNCLI) in order to transform their requests into the TDS format.

Figure 9-1 shows the minimum recommended physical ...

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