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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
Home-page: http://code.google.com/p/python-passfd/
Author: Martin Ferrari
Author-email: martin.ferrari@gmail.com
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