O'Reilly logo

Windows System Programming, Fourth Edition by Johnson M. Hart

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 12. Network Programming with Windows Sockets

Named pipes and mailslots are suitable for interprocess communication between processes on the same computer or processes on Windows computers connected by a local or wide area network. The client/server application system developed in Chapter 11, starting with Program 11-2, demonstrated these capabilities.

Named pipes and mailslots (both simply referred to here as “named pipes” unless the distinction is important) have the distinct drawback, however, of not being an industry standard. Therefore, programs such as those in Chapter 11 will not port easily to non-Windows machines, nor will they interoperate with non-Windows machines. This is the case even though named pipes are protocol-independent ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required