[TUHS] Sockets and the true UNIX

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Sep 22 09:26:49 AEST 2017

On Thu, 21 Sep 2017, Jon Steinhart wrote:

> In particular, I have often thought that it would have been a better and 
> more consistent with the philosophy to have it implemented as 
> open("/dev/tcp") and so on.  Granted that networking added some new 
> functionality that justified some of the system calls, just not 
> socket().

An old Unix manual referred to preferring "/dev/net" but that would've 
been a 9-track even parity tape drive under the nomenclature at the 

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