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Re: How to check UID of process on the other side of local TCP/UDP connection
From: Glynn Clements (glynngclements.plus.com)
Date: Wed Nov 29 2006 - 14:13:37 CST
Filipe Varela wrote:
> >> Anyways, I would prefer to stick with TCP/UDP, because this is
> >> what my
> >> programs use already, and I don't really want to change
> >> everything to
> >> Unix sockets (unless of course Unix sockets are the only good way to
> >> resolve my problems).
> I don't want to go off-topic but i have an important question. Isn't
> a socket a concept that translates an address and port? How would
> someone go about doing tcp/udp without sockets when they both depend
> on address/port mappings which are _literally_ sockets?
> Am i wrong?
I think that you misunderstood.
By "Unix sockets", he was referring to using Unix-domain sockets
(AF_LOCAL) rather than TCP/IP sockets (AF_INET).
Unix-domain sockets have the advantage that you can obtain the
identity (PID, UID, GID) of the peer from the OS.
Glynn Clements <glynngclements.plus.com>