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Inter Process Communications Technologies

A networked platform is actually only part of the story. Although networking solutions permitted PCs to communicate with each other and share resources such as printers and disks, applications needed to be able to send and receive data and coordinate their actions with other applications running at the same time on other computers. …

Unix/Linux System V IPC

Introduction System V IPC is meant to provide and entire IPC mechanism. As such, it is more heavyweight than BSD mmap, and provides three methods of communication: message queues, semaphores, and shared segments. Like BSD mmap, System V IPC uses files to identify shared segments. Unlike BSD, System V uses …