[New-bugs-announce] [issue13777] socket: communicating with Mac OS X KEXT controls

Michael Goderbauer report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jan 12 19:16:32 CET 2012

New submission from Michael Goderbauer <contact at m-goderbauer.de>:

Mac OS X provides a socket-based API to communicate with Kernel Extensions (KEXTs) called "KEXT Controls". For this, Mac OS X defines PF_SYSTEM as a new socket domain which supports the SYSPROTO_CONTROL protocol.

Right now the PF_SYSTEM domain and the SYSPROTO_CONTROL protocol are not supported by Python's socket module. I am attaching a patch that introduces support for both.

More information on KEXT Controls can be found here:

components: Extension Modules
files: kext.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 151145
nosy: goderbauer
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: socket: communicating with Mac OS X KEXT controls
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.3
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file24220/kext.patch

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