PFN_WSK_CONNECT_EX callback function

The WskConnectEx function connects a connection-oriented or stream socket to a remote transport address.

WskConnectEx is similar to WskConnect except that it can also optionally send a buffer of data during or after connection synchronization.

Syntax

PFN_WSK_CONNECT_EX PfnWskConnectEx;

NTSTATUS PfnWskConnectEx(
  PWSK_SOCKET Socket,
  PSOCKADDR RemoteAddress,
  PWSK_BUF Buffer,
  ULONG Flags,
  PIRP Irp
)
{...}

Parameters

Socket

A pointer to a WSK_SOCKET structure that specifies the socket object for the socket that is being connected to a remote transport address.

RemoteAddress

A pointer to a structure that specifies the remote transport address to which to connect the socket. This pointer must be a pointer to the specific SOCKADDR structure type that corresponds to the address family that the WSK application specified when it created the socket.

Buffer

A pointer to a WSK_BUF structure, which contains the data to send during or after connection synchronization. The maximum allowed size in bytes is 65,535.

Flags

This parameter is reserved for system use. A WSK application must set this parameter to zero.

Irp

A pointer to a caller-allocated IRP that the WSK subsystem uses to complete the connect operation asynchronously. For more information about using IRPs with WSK functions, see Using IRPs with Winsock Kernel Functions.

Return Value

WskConnectEx returns one of the following NTSTATUS codes:

Return code Description
STATUS_SUCCESS
The socket was successfully connected to the remote transport address. The IRP will be completed with success status.
STATUS_PENDING
The WSK subsystem could not connect the socket immediately. The WSK subsystem will complete the IRP after it has connected the socket to the remote transport address. The status of the connect operation will be returned in the IoStatus.Status field of the IRP.
STATUS_FILE_FORCED_CLOSED
The socket is no longer functional. The IRP will be completed with failure status. The WSK application must call the WskCloseSocket function to close the socket as soon as possible.
STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER
The WSK application attempted to pass a flag in to the Flags parameter (as no valid flags are currently defined for WskConnectEx, this is not allowed).
STATUS_BUFFER_OVERFLOW
The WSK application attempted to pass in a buffer larger than 65,535 bytes to the Buffer parameter.
Other status codes
An error occurred. The IRP will be completed with failure status.

Remarks

A WSK application can create, bind, and connect a connection-oriented socket in a single function call by calling the WskSocketConnect function rather than calling the WskSocket function, the WskBind function, and then the WskConnectEx function. We recommend calling the WskSocketConnect function unless the WSK application needs to set a socket option or issue an I/O control operation before binding or connecting the socket.

A WSK application can call the WskConnectEx function only on a connection-oriented or stream socket that the application previously bound to a local transport address by calling the WskBind function.

For stream sockets, once WskConnectEx is successfully called on a stream socket, the socket is committed to a connection-oriented flow and may no longer call listening socket functions.

If the Buffer parameter is used, the caller can free the MDL in its WSK_BUF structure as soon as the connect request is complete.

Before calling WskConnectEx with a provided send buffer, if the WSK application sets the TCP_FASTOPEN option on a WSK socket via the WskControlSocket function the system will optionally send some or all of the data in a SYN packet. For more information, see the TCP Fastopen option in IPPROTO_TCP Socket Options.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 10, version 1703
Target Platform Universal
Header wsk.h (include Wsk.h)
IRQL "<= DISPATCH_LEVEL"

See Also

SOCKADDR

WSK_PROVIDER_CONNECTION_DISPATCH WSK_PROVIDER_STREAM_DISPATCH

WSK_SOCKET

WskBind

WskCloseSocket

WskControlSocket

WskDisconnect

WskDisconnectEvent

WskSocket

WskSocketConnect