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Re: How to check UID of process on the other side of local TCP/UDP connection
From: Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha (strangensk.no-ip.org)
Date: Wed Nov 29 2006 - 14:57:56 CST
On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 05:17:09PM +0000, 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?
I don't really understand your question nor where did the concept of
doing tcp/udp without sockets originated.
Maybe you're misreading the term Unix sockets? Sockets can belong to
different protocol families: INET, INET6, UNIX/LOCAL, X25, etc..
Unix sockets means using sockets for local interprocess communication.
They don't use any network protocol.
man 7 unix
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