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From Bryan Duxbury <br...@rapleaf.com>
Subject Re: Unix Domain Sockets as the transportation layer
Date Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:49:15 GMT
Sorry, but I don't have really solid details to back up my assertions. I
wish I'd had the sense to write a blog post about it at the time.

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter@plaetinck.be>wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Aug 2010 12:18:42 -0700
> Bryan Duxbury <bryan@rapleaf.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> Does this also apply to non-127.0.0.1 ip's which are on the local host?
> (like 192.168.0.1 or even a public ip?)
>
> Anyway, some reading material suggests that unix domain sockets *are*
> (somewhat) faster. Ie:
>
> http://petewarden.typepad.com/searchbrowser/2009/11/realworld-benchmarking-of-keyvalue-stores.html
> http://osnet.cs.binghamton.edu/publications/TR-20070820.pdf
>
> .. but I still need to check the details.
>
> Dieter
>

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