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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-01 16:29:41

At 01:16 PM 8/1/2001, Jon Kalb wrote:

>Apple's <X networking interface is called OpenTransport and it is based
>on XTI (Streams).

Thanks for the information.

XTI is documented in Steven's Unix "Networking Programming" book mentioned
in the requirements document.

Skim reading what he has to say about sockets and XTI, "...the network
programming techniques are the same. What changes are the function names,
function arguments, and some of the nitty-gritty details..." Later he says
interoperability between XTI and sockets is complete, as it is determined
by the TCP or UDP protocols, and not the API. "The API we use to write
either the client or server makes no difference." So it sounds like a
Boost library stands a reasonable chance of being implementable using XTI.

It might be an interesting exercise to try an XTI implementation once a
design is available, if any programmers with access to XTI would volunteer


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