IO::Splice - Perl module for directional passing of data between socket pairs
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IO::Splice - pass data between two IO handles
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This Perl module takes two sockets and biderectional forwards data
between them. 


Installation
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To install this module, run the following commands:

	perl Makefile.PL
	make
	make test
	make install


Examples
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The examples/ directroy contains two simple examples:

  - splice.pl just passes data between STDIN and STDOUT
  - socks4.pl is a very simple SOCKSv4 implementation


Whishlist
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This is a naive pure perl soultuion for passing data between sockets. This
works well for low traffic connection. When the traffic increases the overhead
of Perl becomes quite noticeable. On the other hand it handles everything
looking sufficiently like a IO::Handle object.

A solution implemented as a XS module using readv/writev and iovec structures
for buffers would probably perform better. On Linux it might even be possible
to keep all data in kernel space by using the Linux only splice() system call.

For more information about my sishes and plans, see
http://peter.makholm.net/2011/10/17/splicing-two-sockets-in-perl-request-for-help/


Known issues
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Closing sockets doesn't quite work yet


Support and Documentation
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After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the
perldoc command.

    perldoc IO::Splice


Copyright and License
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Copyright (C) 2011 Peter Makholm

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.