On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 01:50, William Carney wrote:
> Hello,
> Using a test client application that performs 100000 insert operations on a
> table, with the client application running on the same machine as the
> Postgres server, I get the following results for the time taken to run the
> test:
> Unix domain socket connection: 26 seconds
> Inet domain socket ('localhost'): 35 seconds

> The machines used are P4s running FreeBSD 5.2.1. The Postgres version is
> 7.4.3. Can anyone tell me why there's such a big difference?

Domains sockets have significantly less work to do than inet sockets as
well as less delays for the transmission itself.

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