SocketServer: replace network by hard drive

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Sat Sep 25 14:37:55 CEST 2010

On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 19:28:45 +0200, Thomas Jollans wrote:

> If you're using UNIX, and you don't actually need the stream to be
> passed via the hard drive (why would you?), but for some reason want to
> use the file system, look info UNIX/local sockets. But, really, I'm
> guessing that local TCP sockets (our old friend will work
> just as well for whatever you're doing (though I may be mistaken), are
> portable to non-UNIX system, and won't be any slower than UNIX domain
> sockets on most, if not all, systems.

The problem with using the loopback interface is that it's still
"network access", which can run into all kinds of issues with security
policies, firewalls, etc.

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