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    SubjectRe: A few questions.....
    Well after doing a bit of thinking on the topic of a portal fs, and I
    recall somebody mentioning a sockfs. Would there be any interest in
    implementing the entire socket namespace symbolicly in a virtual
    filesytem?

    Say to connect to port 25 of some host

    /sockets/outgoing/ip/tcp/raw/10.0.0.1/25/

    Or if you wanted it to do the higher level protocol handling like http or
    ftp.

    /sockets/outgoing/ip/tcp/http/10.0.0.1/80/someremotefile

    and

    /sockets/outgoing/ip/tcp/http/10.0.0.1/21/someremotefile


    As for the binding something like
    /sockets/incoming/ip/tcp/inaddr-any/25

    Then if say the admin of the system only wanted user foo to be able to
    bind to a socket you could do something like

    chown foo /sockets/incoming/ip/tcp/inaddr-any/80

    Then if people really wanted to they could do away with the BSD socket()
    API(evil grin ;) Not that anybody ever would but.....

    Any thoughts???

    Aaron




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