relationship between DCE/RPC and NT Named Pipes.

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jan 9 17:32:19 GMT 2002

On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 12:49:27AM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> basically, it's an incredibly powerful system, and unix
> has ***nothing*** remotely resembling it.
> unix doesn't even support the concept of a remote user
> in order for a remote user to be relevant over a named pipe,
> for pity's sake!

I'm going to regret getting into this of course.... :-).

Actually of course it does, that's what NFS does under
the covers for example. It doesn't give an application
programmer the same easy API to achieve the same thing,
which is where Microsoft really shines (giving developers
simple interfaces to underlying complexity).

But you're mixing up concepts and implementations here,
which is exactly what a good marketing division will
achieve (platform X has no concept of Y, where what they
mean is platform X has no implementation of Y that ships
with the base OS :-).


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