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SubjectRe: bidirectional named pipe?
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> I'm porting some software to Linux that requires use of a bidirectional,
> named pipe. The architecture is as follows: A server creates a named pipe

Pipes are not bidirectional in Linux. We follow traditional non stream
behaviour

> /dev/spx". I experiemented with socket-based pipes under Linux, but I
> couldn't gain access to them by open()ing the name. Is there help? I

AF_UNIX sockets are bidirectional but like all sockets use bind() and
connect().

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