Learning About Protocol Drivers

You can write a protocol driver that has either a connectionless or a connection-oriented lower edge. In addition, your protocol driver can provide Winsock support. The following list describes which sections of the WDK documentation you should read, depending on the type of protocol driver that you are writing:

Protocol drivers that have a connectionless lower edge
If you are writing a protocol driver whose lower edge provides an interface to connectionless miniport drivers, read:

Protocol drivers that are connection-oriented clients or that are connection-oriented providers of call manager services
If you are writing a connection-oriented client, which provides an interface to connection-oriented miniport drivers, or if you are writing a connection-oriented call manager, read:

Protocol drivers that have Winsock support
If you are writing a protocol that provides Winsock support, read: