[links-list] Listening Links

Mikulas Patocka mikulas at artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz
Wed Feb 7 14:27:11 PST 2001


> Anyone else notice that when starting links a socket (on an OS/2 machine)
> gets opened in 'listen' mode?  The socket always appears to be on port 41051,
> and stays open until links is closed.
> What's up with that??!!??

It is because you can run another links, they share settings, cache etc.
Links uses AF_UNIX socket on unix and TCP socket on OS/2. The socket is
opened with remote address 127.0.0.1, so no one can connect to it from
internet.

Mikulas


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