[zeromq-dev] ipc sockets and multiple connections

Chuck Remes lists at chuckremes.com
Thu Aug 30 03:35:36 CEST 2012

On Aug 29, 2012, at 6:52 PM, Justin Karneges wrote:

> If the ipc transport is used on unix, can I have one bind and multiple 
> connects, similar to how I would with the tcp transport? For some reason I 
> have this idea that unix shared pipes can only be 1 to 1, but I am not totally 
> sure on that.

Try it, it just works. 

So, you shouldn't equate "ipc" with "pipes" because the two are not one and the same. Pipes don't really exist on Windows yet the ipc transport is still supported there. (Granted, the ipc on Windows is emulated with tcp sockets, but that just reinforces the idea that "ipc" is not pipes.)


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