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Re: Do we require TCP/IP networking?

Standalone machines usually use TCP/IP networking via the loopback
interface. There are other mechanisms to communicate for applications

On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Thomas Koenig wrote:

>[different point, 2nd reply :-]
>Christoph Lameter wrote:
>>If you network configuration
>>(localhost interface I assume..) is hosed quite a number of things might
>>stop working.
>I think Debian has a place on a standalone system not connected to any
>network.  For such a machine, it is entirely reasonable to disable
>TCP/IP networking in the kernel.
>If any program which does not explicitly require networking stops working
>these conditions, that's a bug in that program and should be fixed.
>For example, X works perfectly fine over Unix domain sockets only.

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