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Re: Remote pid with SOCK_DGRAM local socket
On May 12, 2011, at 11:22 58PM, der Mouse wrote:
>> I need to get the PID from the remote process when using a SOCK_DGRAM
>> local socket. This seems impossible right now. Did I miss
>> kern/39108 introduces LOCAL_PROC/SCM_PROC to fix that. Any reason
>> why nobody committed it?
> I can only speculate on the latter question. But it seems to me this
> should be part of SCM_CREDS. Surely it wouldn't be that hard to
> version the structure and option to do that? Or is there some reason
> _I_'m missing why that would be a Bad Thing?
What if more than one process has an open fd to the socket? Which should
it give? The creating process? It might not exist any more.
--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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