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

Richard Kästner richard.kaestner at
Thu Jan 5 01:02:51 PST 2006

On Wednesday 04 January 2006 23:53, Lou Kamenov wrote:
> 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].
> best,
> l
> 1.

you seem to have experience with fuse,
I could imagine, there is any negative impact on system operation, if 
connection to the black-box is flaky, slow, ... ?

The least I want to accomplish, is a 'good idea' which renders the system 


Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Richard Kästner
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