Connects the input/output of a remote process with local programs
'Socketpipe' directly connects the input/output of a remote process with local programs over a TCP/IP socket. Although the initial communication setup is performed through client-server intermediaries such as SSH or RSH, the communication channel that socketpipe establishes is a direct socket connection between the local and the remote processes, similar to a local pipe. The use of socketpipe removes the inefficiency of multiple data copies and context switches through RSH/SSH, and can in many cases offer dramatic throughput improvements.
DocumentationUser manpage avilable in HTML format from http://www.spinellis.gr/sw/unix/socketpipe/socketpipe.html; User manpage avilable in PDF format from http://www.spinellis.gr/sw/unix/socketpipe/socketpipe.pdf
released on 6 December 2015
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2017.
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