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Accessing raw Windows handles from RAS

I have recently inherited some code that uses RAS to dial up a remote site with the intention of linking it in to an X25 library which works directly with Windows handles (ie: using ReadFile and WriteFile). This will save a lot of time and effort in my current project.

However, I'm not sure that RAS provides such a function to get at the raw Windows handle. Does anybody know if it exists?

Better than being unemployed...
Wednesday, May 21, 2003

"...Windows handles (ie: using ReadFile and WriteFile)" -- you're talking about Named Pipes possibly?

Duncan Smart
Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Perhaps the X25 lib is intending to use ReadFile and WriteFile to access the com port?

Whereas RAS gives you TCP/IP (or whatever protocols you've installed).

So you could open a TCP socket and use ReadFile / WriteFile on the socket.  I assume that a TCP socket is a valid win32 handle, but I don't know that for sure.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Found the answer tucked away in the bowels of MSDN via some example code showing you how to get the baud rate of a RAS connection.

Thanks anyway.

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Friday, May 23, 2003

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