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Re: emacsclient on W32

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacsclient on W32
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:41:53 -0400

> > Are server.el and emacsclient working under W32 ?
> AFAIK no, because it uses Unix domain Sockets, which are unavailable
> on W32, and when someone tried to change it to use TCP sockets it was
> changed back because of security concerns.

Has anybody tried to figure out how to deal with the security
concerns ?  It seems to me a "beware this is dangerous" is better
than a "sorry, doesn't work".

> The hacked versions of gnuserv floating around that do work on W32
> use either TCP, or some W32 specific communication mechanism.

Why both ?  Is there some advantage to one over the other ?
How do they deal with security issues ?


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