[TUHS] Sockets and the true UNIX

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Fri Sep 22 02:07:13 AEST 2017

On 9/21/17 12:01 PM, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> This question is motivated by the posters for whom FreeBSD is not Unix
> enough :-)
> Probably the best known contribution of the Berkeley branch of Unix is
> the sockets API for IP networking.  But today, if for no other reason
> than the X/Open group of standards, sockets are the preferred networking
> API everywhere, even on true AT&T derived UNIX variants.  So they must
> have been merged back at some point, or reimplemented.  My question is,
> when and how did that happen?

AT&T merged the sockets interface into SVR4, starting with the BSD code.
Sun did the work.

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