mapping [process|socket|...] to Filesystem

Lou Kamenov loukamenov at
Wed Jan 4 14:53:57 PST 2006

On 04/01/06, Oliver Fromme <olli at> wrote:
> It would be much easier to use HTTP instead of (ab)using
> file system operations.  Just install an Apache web server
> on your server machine and write a small CGI.  The Windows
> clients can simply use a web browser to upload their data
> to your CGI.  Then your CGI does whatever is necessary to
> communicate with your black box, and sends the result back
> to the client's web browser.

representing different resources as files is not a new concept.. but
rather an old one.  look at plan 9.

what Richard wants can be easily done with FUSE which was recently
ported to FreeBSD by Csaba Henk [1].



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