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NAME

       zmq_ipc - 0MQ local inter-process communication transport

SYNOPSIS

       The inter-process transport passes messages between local processes
       using a system-dependent IPC mechanism.

           Note
           The inter-process transport is currently only implemented on
           operating systems that provide UNIX domain sockets.

ADDRESSING

       A 0MQ address string consists of two parts as follows:
       transport://endpoint. The transport part specifies the underlying
       transport protocol to use, and for the inter-process transport shall be
       set to ipc. The meaning of the endpoint part for the inter-process
       transport is defined below.

   Assigning a local address to a socket
       When assigning a local address to a socket using zmq_bind() with the
       ipc transport, the endpoint shall be interpreted as an arbitrary string
       identifying the pathname to create. The pathname must be unique within
       the operating system namespace used by the ipc implementation, and must
       fulfill any restrictions placed by the operating system on the format
       and length of a pathname.

   Connecting a socket
       When connecting a socket to a peer address using zmq_connect() with the
       ipc transport, the endpoint shall be interpreted as an arbitrary string
       identifying the pathname to connect to. The pathname must have been
       previously created within the operating system namespace by assigning
       it to a socket with zmq_bind().

WIRE FORMAT

       Not applicable.

EXAMPLES

       Example 1. Assigning a local address to a socket

           /* Assign the pathname "/tmp/feeds/0" */
           rc = zmq_bind(socket, "ipc:///tmp/feeds/0");
           assert (rc == 0);

       Example 2. Connecting a socket

           /* Connect to the pathname "/tmp/feeds/0" */
           rc = zmq_connect(socket, "ipc:///tmp/feeds/0");
           assert (rc == 0);

SEE ALSO

       zmq_bind(3) zmq_connect(3) zmq_inproc(7) zmq_tcp(7) zmq_pgm(7) zmq(7)

AUTHORS

       The 0MQ documentation was written by Martin Sustrik
       <sustrik@250bpm.com[1]> and Martin Lucina <mato@kotelna.sk[2]>.

NOTES

        1. sustrik@250bpm.com
           mailto:sustrik@250bpm.com

        2. mato@kotelna.sk
           mailto:mato@kotelna.sk