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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
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"?

MfG Kai
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