May 26, 2018

Zero overhead remote process plumbing

Socketpipe connects over a TCP/IP socket a remote command to a local input generation command and/or a local output processing command. The connection is made by redirecting the input/output file descriptors to the socket. This saves the context switching and data copying overhead associated with piping data through ssh1 or rsh1. Socketpipe must be installed on both machines and user authentication is still performed by a command like ssh1 or rsh1. The confidentiality and integrity of the data in transit is not protected against mallicious attacks; the command is designed for use in a trusted LAN environment.

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