[TUHS] Sockets and the true UNIX

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Fri Sep 22 04:26:20 AEST 2017

On 9/21/17 12:10 PM, Larry McVoy wrote:

> I'm pretty sure the two main System V based TCP/IP stacks were STREAMS
> based: the Lachman one (which I ported to the ETA-10 and to SCO Unix)
> and the Mentat one that was done for Sun.  The socket API was sort of
> bolted on top of the STREAMS stuff, you could get to the STREAMS stuff
> directly (I think, it's been a long time).

Here's an article describing the work Sun did (whether it started at Mentat
or not) to initially provide the socket interface on SVR4:


It was my impression that they started with the BSD kernel implementation
and used it to create `socklib' and `sockmod'.

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