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[xougen] RE: [Xouvert-general] Network transparentcy and modules

From: David Ross
Subject: [xougen] RE: [Xouvert-general] Network transparentcy and modules
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:57:23 -0700


Somebody correct me if I am wrong as it has been a long time since I
have done socket programming but a socket act very similar to a file and
if the socket is local on  a computer then all of the socket's
transactions take place in memory.  Again if memory serves me, but what
you put in on one side shows up on the other, hence a pipe.  It seems to
me that the system resources used are rather minimal and benefits rather
substantial.  This help reinforce code/product abstraction by forcing us
to decide what should be implemented server side and thus available to
everyone compared with what should be implemented client side.  Two of
the biggest beneficiaries of this methodology is security and stability
of the server.  

Furthermore I recall from a couple years back that there is now direct
memory protocol further increasing the speed.

Kind regards,

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Everyone keeps stating how fast the Unix pipe is for the network 
transparency, but how fast is it?
As it is now, the state of computer hardware is well beyond network 
protocols in speed and efficiency, for obvious reasons.  So using a 
network protocol on a computer is not very logical in the course of 
speed and efficiency.   If the Unix protocol can handle it, keep it, 
otherwise a new protocol, specifically for the computer is needed.
Unfortunatly I am not as up on Unix specific protocol, what is it called

exactly and what OSI layers does it consist of?
Ill do some checking while waiting for a response.
We will see which is faster ;)

James Hoegl

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