Posts Tagged ‘lsp’

Network Administers

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

It is true that networks are alike in many general ways; however, when you get down to the heart of each network, they are all different in some way, shape, or form.  They all have admins and/or servers, but they are also run by a person.  There is a difference in each and every network – even ones that are administered by the same person or company.

That is the beauty of Winsock LSP.  Winsock LSP is designed with all of this in mind.  That is why it is such a great tool for you, the network administrator.

LSP allows you to run your network with greater efficiency.  Winsock LSP creates the individual programs that handle the more intricate and complex computer networking details.  This frees up your time for all the other things that need to be done.


Winsock, LSP, & API

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Windows Sockets = Winsock

Layered Service Provider = LSP

Application Program Interface = API

Winsock is the highest tier in every Windows Network.  Winsock LSP is just a code that gives your application the ability to place itself within the communication stack of the API.  Winsock LSP is able to intercept, read, and modify any and all network traffic.

Winsock APIs simply facilitate communication amongst the application network calls and Windows Operating System kernel.  So all the messages sent via this network are turned into application calls.  These application calls are then fed to the Winsock API. Winsock then routes these messages through the kernel and into the waiting ports.

Since Winsock LSP is merely a code and can be placed  between the applications and the Winsock API, any network message can be intercepted and scanned.  With this data, there are many actions that may be taken and the obvios benefit to the user is clear.


The Good and Bad of Winsock LSP

Friday, June 4th, 2010


Your security is enhanced by Winsock LSP as it disables malicious network commands.  Also  URL content sniffers, Quality of Service, stream-based,  stream based network sniffers, and data logging, is all possible with LSP. 


Unscrupulous individuals can use LSP too.  Adware and/or spyware programs using LSP can intercept private Internet communication.  Stolen information can be stolen and collected by Hackers.  They can also steal financial information and SPAM authors use LSP to collect data for their SPAM campaigns. 

Without malice though, you can still have LSP problems.  Your Winsock catalog and your Windows registry can be damaged by improperly installed LSP programs or even LSP programs that do not register correctly.