A network connection establishment library
Module Conduit

Connection Establishment

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 target Lwt_unix, Async and 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:

  • Conduit_lwt_unix
  • Conduit_async
  • Conduit_mirage

Name Resolution

This deals with resolving URIs into a list of endp addresses that can then be connected to by the connection establishment modules.

All of the name resolvers conform to the RESOLVER module type. The OS-specific implementations of this interface are:

  • Resolver_lwt
  • Resolver_lwt_unix
  • Resolver_mirage
type endp = [
| `TCP of Ipaddr.t * int(*

IP address and destination port

| `Unix_domain_socket of string(*

Unix domain file path

| `Vchan_direct of int * string(*

domain id, port

| `Vchan_domain_socket of string * string(*

Vchan Xen domain socket

| `TLS of string * endp(*

Wrap in a TLS channel, hostname,endp

| `Unknown of string(*

Failed resolution


End points that can potentially be connected to. These are typically returned by a call to a resolver.

val sexp_of_endp : endp -> Sexplib0.Sexp.t
val endp_of_sexp : Sexplib0.Sexp.t -> endp
val __endp_of_sexp__ : Sexplib0.Sexp.t -> endp
module type IO = sig ... end

Module type for cooperative threading that can be satisfied by Lwt or Async