Copyright © 1992 by Martin Hall, Mark Towfiq
Geoff Arnold, David Treadwell and Henry Sanders
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1.0 Rev.A June 11, 1992 1.0 Rev.B June 16, 1992 1.0 Rev. C October 12, 1992 1.1 January, 1993
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The authors would like to thank their companies for allowing them the time and resources to make this specification possible: JSB Corporation, Microdyne Corporation, FTP Software, Sun Microsystems, and Microsoft Corporation.
Special thanks should also be extended to the other efforts contributing to the success of Windows Sockets. The original draft was heavily influenced by existing specifications offered and detailed by JSB Corporation and Net Manage, Inc. The "version 1.0 debate" hosted by Microsoft in Seattle allowed many of the members of the working group to hash out final details for 1.0 vis-a-vis.
Sun Microsystems was kind enough to allow first time implementors to "plug and play" beta software during the first Windows Sock-A-Thon of Windows Sockets applications and implementations at Interop Fall '92. Microsoft has shared WSAT (the Windows Sockets API Tester) with other Windows Sockets implementors as a standard Windows Sockets test suite to aid in testing their implementations. Finally, Sun Microsystems and FTP Software plan to host the Windows Sock-A-Thon II in Boston February '93.
Without the contributions of the individuals and corporations involved in the working group, Windows Sockets would never have been as thoroughly reviewed and completed as quickly. In just one year, several competitors in the networking business developed a useful specification with something to show for it! Many thanks to all which participated, either in person or on e-mail to the Windows Sockets effort. The authors would like to thank everyone who participated in any way, and apologize in advance for anyone we have omitted.
Martin Hall (Chairman) JSB Corporation email@example.com Mark Towfiq (Coordinator) Microdyne Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org Geoff Arnold (Editor 1.0) Sun Microsystems email@example.com David Treadwell (Editor 1.1) Microsoft Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org Henry Sanders Microsoft Corporation email@example.com J. Allard Microsoft Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Arap-Bologna Distinct email@example.com Larry Backman FTP Software firstname.lastname@example.org Alistair Banks Microsoft Corporation email@example.com Rob Barrow JSB Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org Carl Beame Beame & Whiteside beame@mcmaster,ca Dave Beaver Microsoft Corporation email@example.com Amatzia BenArtzi NetManage, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Beyer Ungermann-Bass email@example.com Nelson Bolyard Silicon Graphics, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Pat Bonner Hewlett-Packard email@example.com Derek Brown FTP Software firstname.lastname@example.org Malcolm Butler ICL email@example.com Mike Calbaum Fronteir Technologies firstname.lastname@example.org Isaac Chan Microsoft Corporation email@example.com Khoji Darbani Informix firstname.lastname@example.org Nestor Fesas Hughes LAN Systems email@example.com Karanja Gakio FTP Software firstname.lastname@example.org Vikas Garg Distinct email@example.com Gary Gere Gupta firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Gilroy Microsoft Corporation email@example.com Bill Hayes Hewlett-Packard firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Hill MIT email@example.com Tmima Koren Net Manage, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Hoek Law Citicorp email@example.com Graeme Le Roux Moresdawn P/L - Kevin Lewis Novell firstname.lastname@example.org Roger Lin 3Com email@example.com Terry Lister Hewlett-Packard firstname.lastname@example.org Jeng Long Jiang Wollongong email@example.com Lee Murach Network Research firstname.lastname@example.org Pete Ostenson Microsoft Corporation email@example.com David Pool Spry, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Quinn FTP Software email@example.com Glenn Reitsma Hughes LAN Systems firstname.lastname@example.org Brad Rice Age email@example.com Allen Rochkind 3Com - Jonathan Rosen IBM firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Stokes Novell email@example.com Joseph Tsai 3Com firstname.lastname@example.org James Van Bokkelen FTP Software email@example.com Miles Wu Wollongong firstname.lastname@example.org Boris Yanovsky NetManage, Inc. email@example.com