[TUHS] Unix APIs: elegant or not?

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Nov 1 22:57:39 AEST 2018

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:48 AM Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> I did see a proposal a while back (can't remember where/when) to use
> something like open("/dev/net/host/port", ...) to establish a network
> connection (or a server with appropriate flags), in much the same way that
> device files are created dynamically.

Dave - that's how the original UNIX ChaosNet code worked and the original
BBN TCP (before sockets).  Apollo used the same scheme with Aegis/Domain
(probably because Larry Allen implemented both UNIX Chaos and Aegis IIRC).

P9 took a different path still (pun intended).

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