Subject: Re: unix domain sockets with open() ability?
To: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Business email@example.com)
== I know you like the Internet, Bobby. Now go eat your Frosted Flakes.