1 Introduction

This specification defines the network format of native Windows structures that can be used within other protocols. It also describes the structure of common Windows native file system control codes, file information levels, and file system information levels that are issued in client/server and server/server communications. These structures do not result in a protocol, but their structure is common across multiple protocols. As such, they are placed in this document as a reference that can be used by other protocols to ensure consistency and accuracy.

Sections 1.7 and 2 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.