On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:

> Noah Misch <n...@leadboat.com> writes:
> > One option that would simplify things is to fix only non-Windows in the
> back
> > branches, via socket protection, and fix Windows in HEAD only.  We could
> even
> > do so by extending HAVE_UNIX_SOCKETS support to Windows through named
> pipes.
> +1 for that solution, if it's not an unreasonable amount of work to add
> named-pipe sockets in Windows.  That would offer a feature to Windows
> users that they didn't have before, ie the ability to restrict connections
> based on filesystem permissions; so it seems useful quite aside from any
> "make check" considerations.

I think it might be a bigger piece of work than we'd like - and IIRC that's
one of the reasons we didn't do it from the start. Named pipes on windows
do act as files on Windows, but they do *not* act as sockets. As in, they
return HANDLEs, not SOCKETs, and you can't recv() and send() on them.

 Magnus Hagander
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