IP Helper


The Internet Protocol Helper (IP Helper) API enables the retrieval and modification of network configuration settings for the local computer.

Where applicable

The IP Helper API is applicable in any computing environment where programmatically manipulating network and TCP/IP configuration is useful. Typical applications include IP routing protocols and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agents.

Developer audience

The IP Helper API is designed for use by C/C++ programmers. Programmers should also be familiar with Windows networking and TCP/IP networking concepts.

Run-time requirements

The IP Helper API can be used on all Windows platforms. Not all operating systems support all functions. Where certain implementations or capabilities of Windows Sockets 2 platform restrictions do exist, they are clearly noted in the documentation. If an IP Helper function is called on a platform that does not support the function, ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED is returned. For more specific information about which operating systems support a particular function, refer to the Requirements sections in the documentation.

In this section

Topic Description
What's New in IP Helper
Information on new features for IP Helper.
About IP Helper
General information about IP Helper programming considerations and capabilities available to developers.
Using IP Helper
Procedures and programming techniques used with IP Helper. This section includes basic IP Helper programming techniques, such as Getting Started With IP Helper.
IP Helper reference
Reference documentation for the IP Helper functions, structures, and enumerations.

Windows Sockets 2

Routing and Remote Access Service