Moving on from Windows Communication Foundation

Unix domain sockets on Windows

2019-05-27 networking Mark Rendle
I just found out from a tweet from David Fowler that Windows is getting support for Unix domain sockets, which is pretty amazing. Unix domain sockets are an inter-process communication (IPC) feature that use the file-system as an address space, and file-system permissions for security. Other than that, they generally work like regular network sockets. Lots of Linux software uses domain sockets for local connections; for example, Docker creates a /var/run/docker. Continue reading