Interface for establishing reliable stream-oriented connections.
This library abstracts the concerns of establishing connections to peers that may be running within the same host (e.g. in another virtual machine) or on a remote host via TCP. It consists of one library that is responsible for establishing individual connections, and a name resolver that maps URIs to endpoints.
Connections are created by identifying remote nodes using an
endp value. To ensure portability, the endp values
are translated into concrete connections by separate modules that
Mirage. This lets those backends
use the appropriate local technique for creating the connection
(such as using OpenSSL on Unix, or a pure OCaml TLS+TCP
implementation on Mirage, or some other combination).
The modules dealing with connection establishment are:
All of the name resolvers conform to the [root:RESOLVER] module type. The OS-specific implementations of this interface are: