unix domain sockets

Interprocess Communication using Unix Domain Sockets

1.0 Unix Domain Sockets A socket is a communication endpoint at a host computer. The socket API provides calls for communication between processes. The socket system call is, int socket (int domain, int type, int protocol); The first parameter to the socket system call is the domain. The domain is actually the communication domain and …

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Files in Linux

1.0 Files There are two basic concepts in Linux – processes and files. The processes do things and files keep all the important data. An efficient filesystem is important for an operating system. When Unix was conceived around 1969-70, several design decisions were taken to simplify the filesystem. It was thought that if something was …

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