[TUHS] Portals in 4.4 BSD

Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan ram at rkrishnan.org
Fri Apr 29 18:58:11 AEST 2016


Hello everyone!

I had been lurking this list for long, this is my first post to this
list.

I read with a lot of interest, an old Usenix paper by the late Richard
Stevens on a system called "Portals":

 <https://www.usenix.org/legacy/publications/library/proceedings/neworl/stevens.html>

It explores a lot of ideas that found itself in Plan 9, like a
filesystem interface for sockets etc. Wondering if this survived in any
existing, so called "modern" Unix. I have always felt the need to have
something like this in Unix.

Cheers
-- 
  Ramakrishnan


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