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How do I call NDIS driver routines? Where will I get information?
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by:faster
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I am not familiar with NDIS myself.  But I know microsoft DDK is what you want.  It has quite a lot of documents on various device driver and some examples.  There is also a DDK mailing list where NDIS discussion is very often.  If you need I can check out the list address for you.
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Hi, tarum !
Within the MSDN Library (CD of April 1997) you may find DDK Documentation. Go to Windows NT 4.0 DDK, Network Drivers, Network reference, Part 1. NDIS. There you will find the description of functions you are looking for.
Best wishes.
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by:tarun
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Thanks a lot. Now I have seen that, but still I am not very clear how to call NDIS 4.0 routines. Is there any NDIS development kit available from Microsoft or any other vendor.

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I would suggest to look into MSDN Development Platform - DDD CD.
Disc 2 - Windows 95 DDK (.\net\Ndis3 - a lot of examples). One of them follows.
Disc 5 - Windows NT DDK (.\ddk\src\Network)
==================================================
.LALL
;****************************************************************
;
;       (C) Copyright MICROSOFT Corp, 1995
;
;       Title:      LANCELNK.ASM sourced from:
;       Title:      NDISLNK.ASM - Assembly linkage to NDIS Wrapper for MACs
;                                  and Protocols
;
;       Version:    3.00
;
;       Date:       05-Nov-1991
;
;================================================================
    TITLE $LANCELNK
    .386P

INCLUDE VMM.INC
INCLUDE NDIS.INC
INCLUDE NETVXD.INC          ; Net VxD initialization oredr



DECLARE_VIRTUAL_DEVICE %MAC, 3, 10, <%MAC>_Control, Undefined_Device_Id, \
        MAC_Init_Order

IFDEF CHICAGO
VxD_LOCKED_DATA_SEG

Public bInitAlready      
      bInitAlready       DB 0
      
VxD_LOCKED_DATA_ENDS
ENDIF

VxD_LOCKED_CODE_SEG

BeginProc C_Device_Init

IFDEF NDIS_STDCALL
extern _DriverEntry@8:NEAR
ELSE
extern _DriverEntry:NEAR
ENDIF

IFDEF CHICAGO
    mov  al, bInitAlready
      cmp  al, 0                              ; Make sure we' haven't been called already.
      jnz  Succeed_Init_Phase
      inc  bInitAlready                  ; Set the "Called Already" Flag
ENDIF

; Make sure the wrapper (Ndis.386) is loaded
    VxDcall NdisGetVersion
    jc   Fail_Init_Phase

    push 0
    push 0

IFDEF NDIS_STDCALL
    call _DriverEntry@8
ELSE
    call _DriverEntry
    add  esp,8
ENDIF

    cmp  eax,NDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS
    jne  Fail_Init_Phase
Succeed_Init_Phase:
    clc
    ret
Fail_Init_Phase:
    stc
    ret
EndProc C_Device_Init

Begin_Control_Dispatch %MAC
    Control_Dispatch Device_Init,                         C_Device_Init
IFDEF CHICAGO
    Control_Dispatch Sys_Dynamic_Device_Init,       C_Device_Init
ENDIF
End_Control_Dispatch %MAC



VxD_LOCKED_CODE_ENDS

;****************************************************************
;                 R E A L   M O D E   I N I T   C O D E
;****************************************************************

;******************************************************************************
;
;   MAC_Real_Init
;
;   DESCRIPTION:
;
;   ENTRY:
;
;   EXIT:
;
;   USES:
;
;==============================================================================

VxD_REAL_INIT_SEG

BeginProc MAC_Real_Init

;
;   If another us is loaded then don't load -- Just abort our load
;
     test    bx, Duplicate_From_INT2F OR Duplicate_Device_ID
     jnz     SHORT Ndis_RI_Abort_Load



;   No other  is loaded.

     xor     bx, bx
     xor     si, si
     mov     ax, Device_Load_Ok
     ret

Ndis_RI_Abort_Load:
     xor     bx, bx
     xor     si, si
     mov     ax, Abort_Device_Load
     ret

EndProc MAC_Real_Init

VxD_REAL_INIT_ENDS

END MAC_Real_Init

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