Interprocess communication on multi-user machine

Michael Butscher mbutscher at
Thu Jun 29 20:32:06 CEST 2006


this is not really Python-specific but I need it for Python.

I'm wanting a method for interprocess communication which is OS-
independent (sockets would be the normal way to go), but which works if 
multiple users use the machine at the same time so that one user has no 
access to the communication of programs of another user.

Normally any user could connect to an open socket on a machine 
regardless which user established the socket (the user's program, to be 
precise). This should be prevented.

I could solve this with an additional login when connecting to socket 
but this would be uncomfortable for the user.

Any hints?




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