Socket based connection modules

Donatien Grolaux

1 Introduction

The usual way to connect two or several Oz processes is to use the Connection module to create a ticket and then to share this ticket by mail, by a shared file system or by a web server. This approach requires an external support for getting the ticket, which can sometimes be a problem. Another more classical approach is to use a combination of the IP adress of the computer to connect to with a well known port number. The two modules here offer such functionality. The SocketConnection module is equivalent to the Connection module, except it uses a socket instead of a ticket. The IPort module is a variation of an Oz Port with a connection possibility through a socket.

Donatien Grolaux
Version 1.2.3 (20020111)