Use of Named Pipes
I'm using RedHat Linux 9. Have a question on the appropriate use of named pipes.
I have a number of small applications that come and go - they are related to servicing telephone calls on up to 120 lines. I want to create a logging mechanism so that each of these processes (up to 120 can exist at once) can write to a common logging mechanism.
I'm accomplishing this now by using a mySQL database, but I want to create an efficient mechanism that also passes a transaction list to a remote system (and I'd rather not use a DB function for this).
Here's my question: Can I have multiple processes writing to the same named pipe? My idea is to have a single program that reads the pipe and passes the transactions efficiently to the other system.
Thanks in advance,