Re: AF_BUS socket address family

From: Chris Friesen
Date: Fri Jul 06 2012 - 14:28:21 EST

On Saturday 2012-06-30 01:12, Vincent Sanders wrote:
Firstly it is intended is an interprocess mechanism and not to rely on
a configured IP system, indeed one of its primary usages is to
provide mechanism for various tools to set up IP networking.
Using IP as a localhost IPC is not uncommon (independent of
software preferring AF_UNIX, if so available). Distro boot
scripts have been running `ip addr add ::1/128 dev lo`
all these years along.

And now we suddently need a DBUS program just to configure
IP-based localhost IPC? I can see the flaw in that.

I haven't tried it in a while but it used to be that you couldn't use IP multicast on the "lo" device. Has that been fixed?

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