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Windows TCP/IP stacks

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My google powers are clearly made of epic, cheese-flavoured fail.

 

Does anyone actually remember (or know of a link/source off the top of their head) what happened with the IP stack for Windows?

 

Say, from around the time of 3.x (or earlier) and the transition to the 9x/4.x builds.

 

Was it made by MS? Or generally provide by third party sources?

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From memory the original (3.x) was a third party, then they integrated it.

Not sure when though.

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I have no idea what the real history is but in the context of a whole operating system, the complexity of a TCP/IP stack is pretty trivial so I'd imagine they developed it themselves.

 

All I recall is it needed to be installed as an addon for Windows 3.1; it came with Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and all subsequent [PC] versions of Windows. I think it was also integral to at least NT 3.5 and later versions but I'm really scraping the recesses of my memory here and 3.5 was the oldest version of NT I used.

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I vaguely recall kremlin talking about them using the BSD (or one of it's variants) stack at one point, hm.

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Well there ya go... they even licenced their original TCP/IP stack. Never knew that.

 

The Kuro5hin article was an interesting read.

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