Network Interface Guide

XTI/TLI Versus Socket Interfaces

XTI/TLI and sockets are different methods of handling the same tasks. Mostly, they provide mechanisms and services that are functionally similar. They do not provide one-to-one compatibility of routines or low-level services. Observe the similarities and differences between the XTI/TLI and socket-based interfaces before you decide to port an application.

The following issues are related to transport independence, and can have some bearing on RPC applications: