6. The Network Listener Facility

The network listener facility makes it easier to develop server-style applications by handling the details of server-side connection establishment over connection-oriented transport providers. This leaves server applications free to concentrate on providing services. At the center of this facility is the listener process. It is a special kind of server, called a port monitor, that executes as part of the service access facility to provide clients access to system services over networks. This chapter describes the framework of the service access facility and explains how applications can make use of the network listener facility.

6.1. The Service Access Facility

The service access facility (SAF) is an administrative ...

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