C# Network Programming
On its own, C# simplifies network programming. Combine it with the precise instruction found in C# Network Programming, and you'll find that building network applications is easier and quicker than ever.
This book helps newcomers get started with a look at the basics of network programming as they relate to C#, including the language's network classes, the Winsock interface, and DNS resolution. Spend as much time here as you need, then dig into the core topics of the network layer. You'll learn to make sockets connections via TCP and "connectionless" connections via UDP. You'll also discover just how much help C# gives you with some of your toughest chores, such as asynchronous socket programming, multithreading, and multicasting.
Network-layer techniques are just a means to an end, of course, and so this book keeps going, providing a series of detailed application-layer programming examples that show you how to work with real protocols and real network environments to build and implement a variety of applications. Use SNMP to manage network devices, SMTP to communicate with remote mail servers, and HTTP to Web-enable your applications. And use classes native to C# to query and modify Active Directory entries.
Rounding it all out is plenty of advanced coverage to push your C# network programming skills to the limit. For example, you'll learn two ways to share application methods across the network: using Web services and remoting. You'll also master the security features intrinsic to C# and .NET--features that stand to benefit all of your programming projects.
Table of Contents
Part I Network Programming Basics
Chapter 1: The C# Language
Chapter 2: IP Programming Basics
Chapter 3: C# Network Programming Classes
Chapter 4: DNS and C#
Part II Network Layer Programing
Chapter 5: Connection-Oriented Sockets
Chapter 6: Connectionless Sockets
Chapter 7: Using The C# Sockets Helper Classes
Chapter 8: Asynchronous Sockets
Chapter 9: Using Threads
Chapter 10: IP Multicasting
Part III Application Layer Programming Examples
Chapter 11: ICMP
Chapter 12: SNMP
Chapter 13: SMTP
Chapter 14: HTTP
Chapter 15: Active Directory
Chapter 16: Remoting
Chapter 17: Security