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From: dfh@SCIRTP.UUCP (David F. Hinnant)
Subject: socket library under System V?
Date: Tue, 6-Aug-85 12:05:33 EDT
Posted: Tue Aug 6 12:05:33 1985
Date-Received: Sat, 10-Aug-85 20:42:14 EDT
Organization: SCI Systems, Research Triangle Park, NC
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We've been talking with various Ethernet vendors (Interlan, CMC,
Excelan, etc.) concerning implementing Ethernet on our 80286 Multibus
box under UNIX System V. Software-wise they'll give us a "socket
library", TCP/IP, a driver, and the BSD applications. All the pieces
are there; it's the "socket library" that has me a bit confused. 4.2
BSD implements sockets in the kernel. I presume the socket library gives
the same functionality, but I don't see how. Can anyone that has this
kind of library tell me what it actually does?
Is there a public-domain socket-type library?
We've heard a lot about SLIP, and we're thinking about puting SLIP on
another machine of ours. Does SLIP use 4.2 type sockets?
As always, thanks in advance.
SCI Systems, Inc.