Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Short for Windows socket, Winsock was released in January 1993 and is based on the Berkeley Sockets APIs version 4.3. Winsock is an interface that allows communication between TCP/IP and Windows. Trumpet Winsock, written by Peter Tattam and was widely used with Windows 3.x users. However, with the release of Microsoft Windows 95, the DLL (dynamic-link library) winsock.dll became the most commonly used Windows socket.

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