passing a socket to a spawned process.

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at
Thu Oct 28 12:54:50 EDT 2004

martin_ml at (Martin Atkins) wrote:
> I recently wrote a c module for Python, for passing file descriptors and process
> credentials down unix domain sockets under Linux. (using sendmsg(2))
> It was pretty easy, and I could send it to anyone interested. Contact me
> off-list, since I don't normally read this group.
> Perhaps there is a need for a OS-independant wrapper around versions
> specifically for Linux, Windows, Solaris, etc?
> Martin

I'll take the source for the C version.  And in general, yes, Python
could use such a thing for all platforms, though I'm not sure all
platforms support it.

 - Josiah

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