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From "Vinod Panicker" <>
Subject RE: Client socket
Date Thu, 30 May 2002 09:30:21 GMT
I feel like kicking myself!  Forgot all that I had learnt abt sockets!

What I actually wanted was the ability to use the socket from another
process.  I obviously cant do that in this case since the socket that
has been opened is local to the process (DUH!)

Now I want to pass this socket to another application, which can write
to it when required.  I'm sitting with stevens right now, hunting for
ways in which I can pass open file descriptors to another process :)

Any help would be welcome.

I don't require the input filters, since I want to write to the socket
of a keep-alive connection later.  Was just wondering if I can do it in
a simple way, or I'll have to use libnet to do it


Vinod Panicker <>
Sr. Software Designer
Geodesic Information Systems Ltd. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Sander Striker [] 
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 2:54 PM
To:; Vinod Panicker
Subject: RE: Client socket

> From: Tony Finch []On Behalf Of 
> 'Tony Finch'
> Sent: 30 May 2002 11:01

> On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 11:03:05AM +0530, Vinod Panicker wrote:
> > 
> > I need the actual socket that apache uses to communicate with the 
> > client in the php module.  Is it available somewhere in the 
> > request_rec structure?
> You've already found it in r->connection->client->fd.

Question: why do you need the socket?  Staying away from the socket is
in general a better idea.  You get all the data through the input
filters, bypassing those means you lose out on a lot of functionality.


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