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    SubjectRe: bidirectional named pipe?
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    "David L. Nicol" <dnicol@cstp.umkc.edu> writes:

    > According to the Understanding the Linux Kernel book I
    > plowed through yesterday afternoon the EXT2 file system
    > has a defined file type "socket," distinct from fifo.
    >
    > How does one set up a named socket in a file system? Is it
    > a legacy constant that has never been supported or what?
    >

    Call bind() on an AF_LOCAL (aka AF_UNIX) socket.

    About as far from legacy as you can get...

    -Doug
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