is a data communications endpoint for exchanging data between processes executing within the same host operating system.

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Communication to device is lost when network starts on boot up?

I have an application that opens a socket on port 4444 to a device (/dev/linkToDevice). The "linkToDevice" is a link to ttyUSB0. The application is a c++ program of which is now a daemon and runs at ...
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How to limit all tcp traffic to the network interface the session was initiated on?

I have an embedded linux system with two network interfaces (lan0, wlan0) that are configured to the same subnet. A server on this system accepts tcp connections on both interfaces. How I can assure ...
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Inject a packet to a different NFQUEUE

I have an NFQUEUE, for IPv6 packets hooked to PREROUTING chain of mangle table in ip6tables. Once I receive a packet in user application, I modified the header. Infact, modified the header from IPv4 ...
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Does epoll give available bytes to read or write, and threshold feature?

kqueue gives available bytes to send or receive if file descriptior (such as socket) gets signal. and, kqueue gives threshold feature, for example, it does not signal until sufficient bytes are ...
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Which socket is gnome-shell reading from continuously?

strace shows that the GNOME shell is continuously trying to read from a socket, which is often not available (or doesn't contain any data to read from): strace -p gnome-shell-pid -e trace=recvfrom ...
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Socket output from server process disappears when process is run by cron

I'm having a really strange problem that only occurs when a server process is launched by cron. The environment is an Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS distro running in an Azure VM, with an exposed endpoint to the ...
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Symbolic link to a socket

From a security point of view, is it safe to create a symbolic link to a socket file? The following bits of context refer to the deployment of a web application on a shared hosting service. $ ls -al ...