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Dividing the Linux desktop
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Little things that matter in language design
The "translators" seem similar to FUSE in allowing user space filesystems. Could you describe the differences?
Nice article... but light on technical details
Posted Jul 21, 2011 19:09 UTC (Thu) by sthibaul (subscriber, #54477)
For instance, on a Linux system, to use a VPN, you need to set up a tap, which is a privileged thing. With translators, since the TCP/IP stack itself is not hardwired in the kernel but translated, you can start your own stack as a translator, using a UDP stream via the main TCP/IP stack to send packets to some remote place, and then you can make your application use that translator, thus getting the VPN feature without needing privileges.
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