2017-01-26 - russng v5.10 released on bitbucket.org.
|Name||RUSS - Run Socket Services|
|Requirements||C compiler, Python2 (for pyruss module); Linux, OSX, UNIX (AIX, FreeBSD)|
|Links||Repository, API Docs, Discussion, Email|
What Is RUSS?
RUSS is a protocol and framework built to enable a services namespace that is as easy and familiar to work with as running a program.
RUSS (Run Socket Services) uses the features of UNIX/Domain sockets:
- discoverability via the filesystem
- OS-mediated, trustworthy credentials
- passing of descriptors between independent processes
With network sockets, the web, and more, what does RUSS offer that makes it interesting? Here are a few things:
- familiar execution paradigm - services are called and work just like running a program/function
- familiar discoverability paradigm - services can be found and listed just like running
- language agnostic - the interface between client and server is the protocol which is based on simple string arguments, communication streams, and an exit value
- security by separation - servers may run with special privileges and selectively service unprivileged clients; no more setuid issues
- help is not far away - it is built into the server
- runs in userspace - no kernel modules needed
To connect to one of the services of the debug server:
Connecting to the debug server on a remote host (buddy):
To list the debug services:
Where to Find Out More?
Impatient? Quickstart Setup for RUSS.
Further information for users and developers is available in the Documentation section:
Some basic examples:
The RUSS download contains a number standard servers that provide core functionality and are helpful to demonstrate how to build servers and services.
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