[ python-Feature Requests-814689 ] sendmsg operation for unix sockets

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Feature Requests item #814689, was opened at 2003-09-29 19:58
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Category: None
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: paul rubin (phr)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: sendmsg operation for unix sockets

Initial Comment:
The socket module doesn't seem to support the sendmsg 
operation for AF_UNIX sockets, at least in Python 2.2.2 
under Linux.  This is needed to send ancillary messages 
to sockets.  Those in turn allow a process to see the 
user id of its peer, allows sending file descriptors to 
other processes (needed for anything like User Mode 
Linux so that non-root processes can open privileged 
ports), and so forth.  

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>Comment By: paul rubin (phr)
Date: 2003-11-13 20:42

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I may see about putting a patch together but don't hold your 
breath.  Main purpose of this RFE is to track the item.  It's 
not urgent for me right now.

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Comment By: Martin v. Löwis (loewis)
Date: 2003-10-20 21:02

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Would you like to work on a patch?

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