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Internet vs. UNIX domain socket

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Hi, all

I'd like to know the differences between the internet domain socket(AF_INET) and the unix domain socket(AF_UNIX) on the same host.
I've tested with a client that sends 2,560,000 1K sized packets on HP/UX 10.20. I think using unix domain socket is faster, but rather it is slower.
Anyone knows why? And if so, is it system-dependent?

Regards,

Hwakyoung Lee (delphian@samsung.co.kr)
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A socket of type AF_UNIX should only beused if there will never be any communication with non-unix machines. The communications could be slower (depends on specific implementation) becasue if you specify a UNIX domain, there can be some extra error checking of the packet.

AF_INET is more generic and the communicationis not as secure or reliable. AF_INET is the best to use in most cases.
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Thanks for your answer.
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