Well-implemented interprocess communications (IPC) are key to the performance of virtually every non-trivial UNIX program. In UNIX Network Programming, Volume 2, Second Edition, legendary UNIX expert W. Richard Stevens presents a comprehensive guide to every form of IPC, including message passing, synchronization, shared memory, and Remote Procedure Calls (RPC). Stevens begins with a basic introduction to IPC and the problems it is intended to solve. Step-by-step you'll learn how to maximize both System V IPC and the new Posix standards, which offer dramatic improvements in convenience and performance. The most in-depth guide to UNIX/POSIX interprocess communications (IPC). Second volume in THE UNIX Networking reference series. Detailed coverage of POSIX threads, the IEEE standard for portable threads. Remote procedure calls, synchronization and shared memory.