CreateNetworkSocket Method of the IFWXFirewall Interface

The CreateNetworkSocket method creates a socket object that works with the dynamic packet filtering scheme.

Syntax

HRESULT CreateNetworkSocket(
  [in]   INT Protocol,
  [out]  IFWXNetworkSocket** piSocket
);

Parameters

Protocol

Protocol flags. This parameter can have the following flag values:

Value Meaning

FWX_PROTOCOL_TCP

The method will create a TCP socket.

FWX_PROTOCOL_UDP

The method will create a UDP socket.

piSocket

Address of a variable that receives a pointer to the IFWXNetworkSocket interface.

Return Value

This method returns S_OK if the call is successful; otherwise, it returns an error code.

Remarks

Filters must use this interface and not call the Winsock dynamic-link library (DLL) directly to create a socket. The Forefront TMG socket object automatically opens packet filter ports required for any operation made with this socket. Sockets created with the Winsock DLL will not work with the dynamic packet filtering of Forefront TMG.

A socket created by this method is not associated with a specific user and will therefore always be successfully created regardless of Forefront TMG access policy. To create a socket that is user-specific, use the IFWXSession::CreateNetworkSocket method.

Requirements

Server Requires Windows Server 2008.
Version Requires Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG).
Header

Declared in Wspfwext.idl.

DLL

Requires Wspsrv.exe.

See Also

IFWXFirewall


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