Layered Service Provider

Discussion in 'Port Explorer' started by Ballzo, Jun 4, 2004.

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  1. Ballzo

    Ballzo Guest

    Question for the experts... Does Port Explorer use MS LSP in it's code?
    Is there any inherent danger or harm in this?


  2. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

    Jul 19, 2002
    Perth, Oz
    Yes it uses an LSP for port-to-process mapping under Windows 95/98/ME (Port Explorer is the only port-to-process mapper available for those operating systems). The LSP is also used to provide packet-sniffing capabilities, if you choose to use them. No Microsoft code was used though, Jason will explain later.

    No. Layered Service Providers are a valid Winsock extension.

    Best regards,
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2004
  3. Jason_DiamondCS

    Jason_DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

    Nov 11, 2002
    Perth, Western Australia
    Actually, no Microsoft sample code was used in Port Explorer's LSP. Though I did look at the sample once, I decided to write the LSP from scratch to avoid some of the design issues it had.
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