[Development] QTcpSocket, QLocalSocket, common-use-model?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Oct 10 16:28:07 CEST 2012

On quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2012 11.03.21, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> Not related to performance, but often the main reason to use techniques
> such  as QLocalSocket is better access control.
> Any process (running as any user) on the machine can attempt a connect to a 
> TCP socket on the loopbar device, while e.g. Unix domain sockets can be
> created such that only processes of the same user can attempt connections.

True. What's more, you can use SO_PEERCRED and file-descriptor passing on Unix 
sockets, but you can't on TCP sockets.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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