nn_ipc - inter-process transport mechanism
Inter-process transport allows for sending messages between processes within a
single box. The implementation uses native IPC mechanism provided by the local
operating system and the IPC addresses are thus OS-specific.
On POSIX-compliant systems, UNIX domain sockets are used and IPC addresses are
file references. Note that both relative (ipc://test.ipc) and absolute
(ipc:///tmp/test.ipc) paths may be used. Also note that access rights on the
IPC files must be set in such a way that the appropriate applications can
actually use them.
On Windows, named pipes are used for IPC. IPC address is an arbitrary
case-insensitive string containing any character except for backslash.
Internally, address ipc://test means that named pipe \.\pipe\test will be
nn_bind (s1, "ipc:///tmp/test.ipc");
nn_connect (s2, "ipc:///tmp/test.ipc");
nn_inproc(7) nn_tcp(7) nn_bind(3) nn_connect(3) nanomsg(7)