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6.1 Introduction

The Linux IPC (Inter-process communication) facilities provide a method for multiple processes to communicate with one another. There are several methods of IPC available to Linux C programmers:

These facilities, when used effectively, provide a solid framework for client/server development on any UNIX system (including Linux).

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