I want to use the IPC interface between Python and geth. I use windows. But it seems that the unix-socket which IPC makes use of is not available in the windows version Python, how to solve this problem?

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Of course, UNIX sockets are a means of processes communicating with each other on *nix systems. The IPC on *nix is different from the one on windows.

A solution would be to create a virtual environment (virtual machine running a Linux flavor in an application such as Sun's VirtualBox or VMWare) and run geth there.


Since Insider Build 17063, it's possible to use Unix sockets.


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