Glossary

absolute pathname See pathname.

access rights In an operating system, the rights of processes to access system-maintained objects. For example, the ability to write data into a file. Rights are recognized and enforced by the system, and typically are associated with capabilities. The passing of access rights in messages is supported by the 4.4BSD interprocess-communication facilities. For example, the local communication domain supports the transmission of file descriptors and their associated access rights.

address family A collection of related address formats, as found in a communication domain.

address format A set of rules used in creating network addresses of a particular format. For example, in the Internet communication domain, ...

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