Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Event datasets RFD
Author David Schnepper
>Jim --
>Events now use out-of-band if the stack implementation on both ends
>it. Otherwise it falls back to the separate socket approach.

What are the advantages of OOB over a separate socket?

--- I have to speculate a bit on this, as the OOB implementation pre-dates
start with the product.
- There are less sockets consumed -- and I think some platforms had a limit
on active count of sockets.
- I have this funky memory that under a classic server there was a separate
program forked off that was involved with managing the separate socket
(I may be getting my memory confused with gds_relay on this point).