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Re: console stuff (was: Re: argp limitation

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: console stuff (was: Re: argp limitation
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 03:59:30 -0500 (EST)

> It's a lot easier on everything, I think.

I think you are wrong.

> The client can just open the file, and then hand the handle over to
> the server.  

Which means that if the client wants to supply data from someplace else, it
has to become a filesystem.

> The server can just read it exactly as it reads the file itself on
> startup in the passive translator case.

There are so many ways for this to fail and wedge and so on.  This might be
acceptable at startup with owner-supplied files, but not with ports
supplied by users.

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