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16.5 The Local Namespace

This section describes the details of the local namespace, whose symbolic name (required when you create a socket) is PF_LOCAL. The local namespace is also known as "Unix domain sockets". Another name is file namespace since socket addresses are normally implemented as file names.

16.5.1 Local Namespace Concepts  What you need to understand.
16.5.2 Details of Local Namespace  Address format, symbolic names, etc.
16.5.3 Example of Local-Namespace Sockets  Example of creating a socket.


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