[TUHS] Sockets and the true UNIX
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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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU chet at case.edu http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/
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