Bugs item #8597, was opened at 2007-02-13 16:10
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Category: Standard Library
Group: 1.8.4
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 3
Submitted By: Kristoffer Lundén (stoffe)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: Socket library should support abstract unix sockets

Initial Comment:
See this post about abstract unix sockets, discussion is about implementing native D-BUS support in Ruby: http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=38052001

On 1/25/07, Sjoerd Simons <sjoerd / sp...> wrote:
> You connect to an abstract socket by specifying the first byte of the path as
> '\0', unfortunately the ruby socket layer doesn't allow you to do this.. It
> gives you:
> ArgumentError: string contains null byte

If he's right, it may be enough to alter the sanity check somewhere and this would work?

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