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sleepsleep
hmm,
could i know where are their differences?

it seems ws2_32.dll contained more exported functions compared to wsock32.dll.

if somebody were to write a server software, does he needs to link both? if some of the exported functions name are similiar, how does our program decide which dll to calls?
Post 10 May 2009, 15:05
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pal



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winsock.dll, wsock32.dll is the first version of Winsock (well 1.1).

ws2_32.dll is the second version (2.x).

I believe you can only link to one of them at once. You should be standard link to ws2_32.dll as it is much easier, plus is more supported. The program decides which one to link to because you only link to one of them (I think). wsock32.dll acts as a wrapper for ws2_32.dll

Code:
http://tangentsoft.net/wskfaq/general.html#ws2additions
http://www.sockets.com/winsock2.htm
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms740673(VS.85).aspx
    
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