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Metadata-Version: 1.0
Name: python-passfd
Version: 0.2
Summary: Python functions to pass file descriptors across UNIX domain sockets
Author: Martin Ferrari
License: GPLv2
Description: This simple extension provides two functions to pass and receive file
        descriptors across UNIX domain sockets, using the BSD-4.3+ sendmsg() and
        recvmsg() interfaces.
        Direct bindings to sendmsg and recvmsg are not provided, as the API does
        not map nicely into Python.
        Please note that this only supports BSD-4.3+ style file descriptor
        passing, and was only tested on Linux. Patches are welcomed!
        For more information, see one of the R. Stevens' books:
         - Richard Stevens: Unix Network Programming, Prentice Hall, 1990;
           chapter 6.10
         - Richard Stevens: Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment,
           Addison-Wesley, 1993; chapter 15.3
Platform: Linux