I recently read about Transport Layer Interface (TLI) available in UNIX
System V. It is expected to offer medium as well as protocol independence.
After reading thru the Network Programmer's Guide I tried to write a simple
client server program based on TLI. I was unsuccessful in running it.
The UNIX System V Network Programmer's Guide explains TLI very well, but
unfortunately does not provide enough information on how to write programs,
what are the requirements, what information is necessary to write a network
Could someone suggest some good reading material, or papers which give
details on how to write programs in TLI that work.
I would appreciate it if someone could send me a simpel client server program
that I can write and execute.
Also answers to following questions will be very helpful.
1. What are the preparations necessary before I can use TLI.
2. Do I need special device files ( I was trying to use /dev/tcp ).
3. What are the address format for using these device files. ( I kept
getting bad address format for /dev/tcp on t_connect ).
4. Are there any restrictions ?
I am used to TCP/IP Socket based interprocess communication, and I tried using
the address format returned by gethostbyname(). THIS DOES NOT WORK .
Does this TLI stuff really work?
please post or E-mail me.
Thanks in advance.
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