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From Bryan Duxbury <br...@rapleaf.com>
Subject Re: Unix Domain Sockets as the transportation layer
Date Wed, 04 Aug 2010 19:18:42 GMT
The explanation I got when I looked into it before is that the localhost
portion of the TCP stack has been crazy optimized, so it's basically no
worse than domain sockets.

2010/8/4 Bahadır Doğan <abahadirdogan@gmail.com>

> I didn't perform a performance test to see which one is faster. But I do
> not
> understand why domain sockets are not faster. It doesn't enter the
> networking stack, so it should be faster?
>
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 9:24 PM, Rush Manbert <rush@manbert.com> wrote:
>
> > I certainly agree on that. There's no performance improvement.
> >
> > - Rush
> >
> > On Aug 4, 2010, at 11:03 AM, Bryan Duxbury wrote:
> >
> > > I apologize for being ambiguous in my prior email. I meant to say that
> > unix
> > > sockets are no *faster* than TCP sockets. You are correct that there
> are
> > > other benefits. I'd certainly accept patches for domain sockets if they
> > were
> > > well done.
> > >
> > > On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Rush Manbert <rush@manbert.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > >> I don't want to start a debate, but I beg to differ. Unix domain
> sockets
> > >> have a couple of nice features:
> > >> 1) They don't offer any way for an outsider to access your service,
> > which
> > >> is possible if you make a mistake using TCP sockets. The domain
> sockets
> > >> don't offer an attack point for a hacker.
> > >> 2) There are no port numbers to deal with, which just makes things
> > simpler.
> > >>
> > >> My Thrift-in-Windows patch (
> > >> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/THRIFT-591) adds an Asio
> > >> implementation that works for both *nix and Windows (C++ only) and
> adds
> > Unix
> > >> Domain Socket support. Caveat emptor, of course, but we're using it in
> > >> production on Mac OS X and Windows so that local applications can talk
> > to a
> > >> daemon running as a service.
> > >>
> > >> - Rush
> > >>
> > >> On Aug 4, 2010, at 10:04 AM, Bryan Duxbury wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> I thought the same thing and did some exploration. Ultimately, I
> > >> determined
> > >>> that domain sockets are no better than TCP sockets, even against
> > >> localhost.
> > >>> I recommend you just use TCP.
> > >>>
> > >>> -Bryan
> > >>>
> > >>> 2010/8/4 Bahadır Doğan <abahadirdogan@gmail.com>
> > >>>
> > >>>> Hello
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Is there any attempt to use Unix Domain Sockets as the
> transportation
> > >> layer
> > >>>> with Thrift?
> > >>>> Isn't it nice to make server and client applications in the same
> > machine
> > >>>> talking with Thrift? Or am I wrong?
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Thanks.
> > >>>>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
>

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