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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
On Thu, May 17, 2001, Kai Henningsen <kaih@khms.westfalen.de> wrote:
> johannes@erdfelt.com (Johannes Erdfelt) wrote on 15.05.01 in <20010515154325.Z5599@sventech.com>:
>
> > I had always made the assumption that sockets were created because you
> > couldn't easily map IPv4 semantics onto filesystems. It's unreasonable
> > to have a file for every possible IP address/port you can communicate
> > with.
>
> Not at all. What is unreasonable is douing a "ls" on the directory in
> question.
>
> Big deal; make it mode d--x--x--x. Problem solved.
>
> And I'm pretty certain stuff like that *has* been done - wasn't there a
> ftp file system where you could "ls /mountpoint/ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux"?

I think this is the difference between reasonable and unreasonable.

I'm sure it could be done, but should it?

JE

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