Using AFs, VCs, SAPs, and Parties

Connection-oriented drivers create and use entities including address families (AFs), virtual connections (VCs), service access points (SAPs), and parties.

When a connection-oriented driver registers an AF or creates a VC, SAP, or party, it passes a pointer to its local context area for that entity to NDIS. NDIS then returns to the driver (as well as to other appropriate connection-oriented drivers) a handle that represents the newly registered AF or the newly created VC, SAP, or party.

The following topics describe the entities that connection-oriented drivers create and use:

Address Families

Virtual Connections

Service Access Points