Subject: Re: Skipping TCP / UDP / IP checksums on loopback traffic
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/27/2004 04:41:10
> - there is no point in adding pf_local support in a networked
>   application.  One rarely needs more performances than what tcp
>   offers.

True - but [AP]F_LOCAL offers more than just performance benefits over
network sockets, such as SCM_RIGHTS and SCM_CREDS messages.  Also, it
works even on machines without networking support (which is not
important for something that already depends on the network, but there
_are_ applications that don't).

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