How to determine whether client and server are on the same host

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Nov 27 00:37:39 CET 2013


Malte Forkel wrote:
> One special operation is not available in
> the protocol, but can be implemented by a direct file-based operation if
> the application is run on the server itself.

What would happen if you tried the file-based method when
it wasn't a local connection? Is there a danger of it
"succeeding" on the wrong machine and damaging something?

-- 
Greg




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