On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 03:13:39PM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:

> Heiko Voigt wrote:
> > While talking about platform independence. How about Windows? AFAIK
> > there are no file based sockets. How about using shared memory, thats
> > available, instead? It would greatly reduce the needed porting effort.
> What about the git credential helper: it uses UNIX sockets, no?  How
> does git-credential-winstore [1] work?

No, the main credential protocol happens over pipes to a child process's
stdin/stdout. The credential-cache helper does use unix sockets (since
it needs to contact a long-running daemon that caches the credentials),
and AFAIK is not available under Windows (but that's OK, because
Windows-specific helpers that use secure storage are better anyway).

When I introduced credential-cache, I recall somebody mentioned that
there is some Windows-equivalent IPC that can be used to emulate unix
domain sockets. The calls aren't the same, but as long as your
requirements are basically "get messages to/from the daemon", you can
probably abstract away the details on a per-platform basis.

Unfortunately I can't seem to find the original message or any details
in the archive (and I know next to nothing about Windows IPC).

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