[erlang-questions] Unix domain sockets

Ulf Wiger <>
Wed Mar 4 14:18:01 CET 2009


There's an example driver for unix domain sockets under
$OTP_ROOT/lib/kernel/examples/uds_dist/

(It's still there in R13A-0, BTW.)

It used to be documented in the Interoperability Tutorial, but
I think they've switched to a different example now.

BR,
Ulf W

2009/3/4 Christian <>:
> OTP does not include any gen_file_socket or hidden support (?) for
> these sockets. The best "documentation" available describing how to
> get around it is probably:
>
> http://github.com/gebi/jungerl/blob/master/lib/unixdom_drv/test/unixdom_test.erl
>
> 2009/3/4 Robert Virding <>:
>> I just saw a lament in twitter that Erlang doesn't support Unix domain
>> sockets. Is that so? If not is there a nice link to some documentation
>> explaining that we do and how to do it?
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