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Microsoft® Windows® Internals: Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, 4th Edition by David A. Solomon, Mark E. Russinovich

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Binding

The final piece in the Windows networking architecture puzzle is the way in which the components at the various layers—networking API layer, TDI transport driver layer, NDIS driver layer—locate one another. The name of the process that connects the layers is binding. You've witnessed binding taking place if you've changed your network configuration by adding or removing a component using the Network Connections folder.

When you install a networking component, you must supply an INF file for the component. (INF files are described in Chapter 9.) This file includes directions that setup API routines must follow to install and configure the component, including binding dependencies or binding relationships. A developer can specify binding ...

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