[][src]Module unix_cred::ucred

The ucred module provides an interface to the ucred interface on Linux, the sockpeecred interface on OpenBSD, or the unpcbid interface on NetBSD.

The reason that the interfaces for all three of these are in one module is that they are all essentially the same interface, with only minor implementation differences (such as the order of the fields in the C struct, or the name of the socket option used to retrieve them).

Note: This module is only here for completeness. In most cases, you should use get_peer_ids() or get_peer_pid_ids(), which have slightly better cross-platform support.



Represents the credentials of a Unix socket's peer.



Get the credentials of the given socket's peer.