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From Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkra...@ebuilt.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Add support for Unix domain sockets
Date Sun, 06 Jan 2002 01:13:05 GMT
On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 04:48:25PM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> Please review.  This attempts to add support for Unix domain
> sockets in APR (call APR_UNIX as the socket type).  I believe 
> Win32 has Unix domain socket support, but I'm not sure.

Sander ran a test on Win32 and it gave an error when using
socket(AF_UNIX...).  So, there isn't a clean way to do this on 
native Win32.  So, is it still worth it to introduce this in APR?

I think so, but I'll defer to the consensus.  I'd imagine that we
could have APR_LOCAL/AF_UNIX map to named pipes on Win32.  I'm
not familiar enough with them on Win32 to know how closely they
correspond to Unix domain sockets.  From what little I've heard,
I *think* they sound similar.  I'm probably wrong.  -- justin


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