Subject: Re: unix domain sockets with open() ability?
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/23/1997 15:32:46
On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Matthew Jacob wrote:

: Isn't this the 'streams pipe' device but with a unix domain
: filename socket namespace?

As I'm quite unfamiliar with the STREAMS aspect of SV, I can't quite say. 
What I do know is that using open() to create a connected socket to a unix
domain socket file works somewhere that I can't remember where.  In a
couple applications I'm writing, the ability to have separate streams with
every open() provides a _big_ win over fifos, and the programs "connecting"
to the sockets need only know that they are "files."

== Todd Vierling (Personal; Business
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