Projects / Socketpipe


Socketpipe directly connects the input/output of a remote process with local programs over a TCP/IP socket. Although the initial communication setup is performed through client-server intermediaries such as SSH or RSH, the communication channel that socketpipe establishes is a direct socket connection between the local and the remote processes, similar to a local pipe. The use of socketpipe removes the inefficiency of multiple data copies and context switches through RSH/SSH, and can in many cases offer dramatic throughput improvements.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  23 Mar 2008 14:45

    Release Notes: This version introduces a fix to clean up clients when a server disappears during the operation.

    •  31 Mar 2007 19:21

      Release Notes: This version corrects a bug in the command parsing of the Windows version of socketpipe.

      •  27 Sep 2005 12:06

        Release Notes: This version makes available an implementation that implements client and server functionality under Microsoft Windows. The Windows implementation interoperates with the original Unix one, allowing the efficient transfer of data between Unix and Windows hosts.

        •  31 Mar 2004 22:00

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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