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Microsoft KB Archive/101871

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Information on the TDI Layer

ID: Q101871

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, version 3.1


The TDI layer provides support routines for TDI providers and clients. This is similar to what NDIS provides to NDIS drivers, except the NDIS wrapper also handles binding, hardware abstraction, and many other things that TDI does not.

Examples of these functions include copying data to and from MDL chains, providing default indication handlers, and creating NetBIOS address structures.

Although TDI doesn't do much now, it could in the future if TDI becomes an OS abstraction layer as NDIS has.

TDI is also documented in the Windows NT DDK NDIS30 Network Guide.

Additional query words: prodnt book

Keywords : kbnetwork
Version : winnt:3.1; :3.1
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Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS310 kbWinNTAdvSerSearch kbWinNTAdvSer310

Last Reviewed: October 5, 2000
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