[ace-users] Mailslots in ACE

Steve Huston shuston at riverace.com
Fri Sep 7 13:25:06 CDT 2007

Hi folks,

> > Hey friends,i m right now using ACE library to develop a
> > communication class which supports Windows as well as Linux
> > platform. I wanted to know whether ACE library has classes for
> > implementation of MailSlot?


> > Is mailslot supported in Linux?


> > If yes
> > then please tell me the name of the classes in ACE library which i
> > can use for the develpment of MailSlot.
> What is a mailslot?

(I had to look this one up...) it's an IPC mechanism, very simple, and
one-way. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MailSlot

It's certainly possible for you to implement a MailSlot protocol using
ACE, though, and that would be portable. I'm not sure how easy it
would be to make this interoperable with Windows's mailslot facility

Good luck,


Steve Huston, Riverace Corporation
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