UNIXSocket represents a UNIX domain stream client socket.

Class Methods

Creates a new UNIX client socket connected to path.

require 'socket'

s = UNIXSocket.new("/tmp/sock")
s.send "hello", 0

Creates a pair of sockets connected to each other.

socktype should be a socket type such as: :STREAM, :DGRAM, :RAW, etc.

protocol should be a protocol defined in the domain. 0 is default protocol for the domain.

s1, s2 = UNIXSocket.pair
s1.send "a", 0
s1.send "b", 0
p s2.recv(10) #=> "ab"

Creates a pair of sockets connected to each other.

socktype should be a socket type such as: :STREAM, :DGRAM, :RAW, etc.

protocol should be a protocol defined in the domain. 0 is default protocol for the domain.

s1, s2 = UNIXSocket.pair
s1.send "a", 0
s1.send "b", 0
p s2.recv(10) #=> "ab"
Instance Methods

Returns the local address as an array which contains address_family and unix_path.

Example

serv = UNIXServer.new("/tmp/sock")
p serv.addr #=> ["AF_UNIX", "/tmp/sock"]

Returns the path of the local address of unixsocket.

s = UNIXServer.new("/tmp/sock")
p s.path #=> "/tmp/sock"

Returns the remote address as an array which contains address_family and unix_path.

Example

serv = UNIXServer.new("/tmp/sock")
c = UNIXSocket.new("/tmp/sock")
p c.peeraddr #=> ["AF_UNIX", "/tmp/sock"]

Example

UNIXServer.open("/tmp/sock") {|serv|
  UNIXSocket.open("/tmp/sock") {|c|
    s = serv.accept

    c.send_io STDOUT
    stdout = s.recv_io

    p STDOUT.fileno #=> 1
    p stdout.fileno #=> 7

    stdout.puts "hello" # outputs "hello\n" to standard output.
  }
}

klass will determine the class of io returned (using the IO.for_fd singleton method or similar). If klass is nil, an integer file descriptor is returned.

mode is the same as the argument passed to IO.for_fd

Receives a message via unixsocket.

maxlen is the maximum number of bytes to receive.

flags should be a bitwise OR of Socket::MSG_* constants.

outbuf will contain only the received data after the method call even if it is not empty at the beginning.

s1 = Socket.new(:UNIX, :DGRAM, 0)
s1_ai = Addrinfo.unix("/tmp/sock1")
s1.bind(s1_ai)

s2 = Socket.new(:UNIX, :DGRAM, 0)
s2_ai = Addrinfo.unix("/tmp/sock2")
s2.bind(s2_ai)
s3 = UNIXSocket.for_fd(s2.fileno)

s1.send "a", 0, s2_ai
p s3.recvfrom(10) #=> ["a", ["AF_UNIX", "/tmp/sock1"]]

Sends io as file descriptor passing.

s1, s2 = UNIXSocket.pair

s1.send_io STDOUT
stdout = s2.recv_io

p STDOUT.fileno #=> 1
p stdout.fileno #=> 6

stdout.puts "hello" # outputs "hello\n" to standard output.

io may be any kind of IO object or integer file descriptor.