passing a socket to a spawned process.

Donn Cave donn at
Thu Oct 28 19:23:25 CEST 2004

In article <mailman.5620.1098982967.5135.python-list at>,
 Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at> wrote:

> 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.

Rest assured, not all platforms support it.

   Donn Cave, donn at

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