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hopefully it's not too OT,
as most here seem to always hunt for small tools to use in lua environment,
and  the pattern to have a socket
(or whatever else might be a bidirectional stream)
filtered by an external process might be worthwile to
make it to a lua extension.
Diego, what do you think?

On Saturday 09 April 2005 18:58, Klaus Ripke wrote:
> We have a statically linked ssl frontend
> (running as a bidirectional filter) of about 50K;
> will send link to ready-to-use package in a few days.
find source with instructions at
or static linux binary (48K) at

The actual fork/dup sample is Unix only, however the same
can be done on win, which is left as an exercise to the reader.
(The socket pair need not be PF_UNIX, try PF_LOCAL or PF_TCP, see