Subject: Re: unix domain sockets with open() ability?
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/1997 14:24:46
On Thu, 25 Sep 1997, Brian Buhrow wrote:

: 	Isn't this what the portal filesystem is?

Not really.  The whole point was the ability to open a socket that is
actually sitting in a ufs partition... y'know, the files that ls -F shows
with a = tacked on them.  :)

I actually made a portal module that does the connect if you open a
translated path on a portalfs (see my other post about this, or look at ...).  It works similar to
the file module of portalfs, but opens unix domain socket files instead. 
That still doesn't rectify the situation that you can't directly open these

Not to matter much for now, but it was a nifty idea to bring up for

== Todd Vierling (Personal; Business
== I know you like the Internet, Bobby.  Now go eat your Frosted Flakes.