Connection objects provide a means for the Microsoft Firewall service to perform services for a client socket. For those specific services, such as setting up a remote socket for a client socket, the connection object represents the client socket to the Firewall service. When a Firewall client uses bind, connect, or sendto Winsock functions, and the client DLL identifies a remote destination, the Firewall service creates a connection object that resides on the server.
Similarly, a connection object will be generated for a secure network address translation (SecureNAT) client. In the case of the SecureNAT client, the Firewall service first receives the request from the client, identifies it as originating from a SecureNAT client, and then creates the connection object and proceeds.
Connection objects implement the IFWXConnection interface.
Build date: 11/30/2009
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