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Re: [Xouvert-general] Network transparentcy and modules (was: platforms)

From: Jonathan Walther
Subject: Re: [Xouvert-general] Network transparentcy and modules (was: platforms)
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 18:18:18 -0700
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On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 01:05:45AM +0000, Mark C. Ballew wrote:
We *cannot* remove network transparency. Period. There is absolutely no question about it whatsoever. X11 *is* a _network_ protocol. I think the reason everyone thinks its slow, is because everyone thinks that X11 on a local machine goes thru tcp/ip. It doesnt. It uses UNIX sockets which are very fast.

Oh no, this totally isn't what I'm getting at. I was suggesting that the
network transparency be even more transparent, by allowing different
network protocols to be plugged in. I know to an extent this already
exists, but I don't know if it is hard coded in or easily to modify.

Next time check the code first.  Adding in new transports is relatively
easy; the actual transport specific code is small.  As someone else on
the list said, the code to support X over DECNET is only 6k.



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