Username:   Remember Me

Uber Articles {Über (ger) adj. above, beyond }

- Above and Beyond a Mere Article Directory


Transport Driver Interface Is Known As TDI

By Barak Weichselbaum

This is an interface that is used by drivers. An interface is a link that allows two systems to communicate. The TDI drivers could be a Windows 2000 server and redirector. These are used in turn to communicate with Network Transport Protocols, otherwise know as NTP. The reason to use this protocol is so that services are independent of the network transport protocol.

This driver was developed by Microsoft to increase function and flexibility when comparing to other interfaces like NetBIOS or Winsock. There are specific ways when you address protocols, send and receive datagrams, detect any disconnects, read and write streams, to name a few functions. Network protocols such as TCP/IP, NetBIOS, and AppleTalk are implemented by transport providers.

Included in the principal features is the high level of granularity. This means that since the interface is granular it can accommodate the conventions from network interfaces. When the interface does not need a specific address format this is called flexible addressing scheme. Different address formats can be identified and used.

There is also the Plug and play event notifications. This allows the transports for Windows 2000 or later the ability to alert their clients of PnP events. One of these events could be that an underlying NIC is available.

In the system power-state change notification feature the client is alerted to be ready to maintain power to a connection. The extensible communication allows the client to submit request to transport to a core driver that has not been specially outlined. A helpful feature is that the driver filters data from the network.

There are other options available such as the data transfer modes, the internal buffering, the management options and the quality of service to name a few. If you are a network administration be sure to familiarize yourself with this interface as it supports most of the Windows transport providers. It is also very functional in developing incredible firewalls.

Are you needing a TDI filter for your server? Well, if you do we have the latest TDI source code that can help make it happen.

Article kindly provided by

Topics: Computers and Technology | Comments Off

Tags: , , , , , ,

Article Citation
MLA Style Citation:
Weichselbaum, Barak "Transport Driver Interface Is Known As TDI." Transport Driver Interface Is Known As TDI. 3 Jul. 2010. 13 Apr 2015 <>.

APA Style Citation:
Weichselbaum, B (2010, July 3). Transport Driver Interface Is Known As TDI. Retrieved April 13, 2015, from

Chicago Style Citation:
Weichselbaum, Barak "Transport Driver Interface Is Known As TDI"

Reprint Rights

Creative Commons License
This article is subject to a revocable license under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License, which means you may freely reprint it, in its entirety, provided you include the author's resource box along with LIVE VISIBLE links (without "nofollow" tags). We may revoke the license at any time with or without cause. You must also include the credit to

Comments are closed.

Uber Articles and its partner sites cannot be held responsible for either the content nor the originality of any articles. If you believe the article has been stolen from you without your permission, please contact us and we will remove it immediately. If you have a problem with the accuracy or otherwise of the content of an article, please contact the author, not us! Also, please remember that any opinions and ideas presented in any of the articles are those of the author and cannot be taken to represent the opinions of Uber Articles. All articles are provided for informational purposes only. None of them should be relied upon for medical, psychological, financial, legal, or other professional advice. If you need professional advice, see a professional. We cannot be held responsible for any use or misuse you make of the articles, nor can we be held responsible for any claims for earnings, cures, or other results that the article might make.
  • RSS Feed

    RSS for Computers and Technology