Re: Door FilesFrom: Rich Teer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 11:54:48 -0800 (PST) From: Rich Teer <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com>
On Thu, 20 Dec 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I am aware that a door file is a special file but I cannot find out any
> more information than that. I need to find out everything about them can
> anyone help?
The book "UNIX Network Programming, Volume 2 (Second Edition)", by
your (almost) namesake, the late W. Richard Stevens, contains a
chapter about doors. Very briefly, they're a mechainsm for fast,
local, RPCs (Remote Procedure Calls).
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