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Named pipes is a high-level interface for passing data between processes that are running on separate computers connected by a network. Named pipes is the network version of IPC (interprocess communication) facilities. An IPC provides an interface between processes running in a single, multitasking system. Named pipes is network oriented. Two systems establish a logical connection so they can transfer information. Named pipes enable client/server applications in distributed computing environments.
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