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Description of SCKXPIPE

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From Steve Shultz, IBM:

This tool allows one to access via sockets the functions provided by the XPIPES package. Thus, any environment that supports sockets can be integrated into cross-systems pipelines.

The tool consists of a server that takes requests for:

  • authentication and authorization
  • the COLLECT xpipes function
  • the DISPERSE xpipes function

Once a requestor is authenticated and authorized, a socket is kept open by the server for xpipes requests until such time as the client closes the socket or makes an invalid request. This particular version of the server allows 400 simultaneous clients, though this can easily be changed if necessary. See the SCKXPIPE README file for more information on how to set up the server and make requests. For obvious reasons, the XPIPES and SHAREDQS packages are pre-reqs for this package.