In computer networking, STREAMS is the native framework in Unix System V for implementing character devices. STREAMS's design is a modular architecture for implementing full-duplex I/O between kernel or user space processes and between device drivers. Its most frequent uses have been in developing terminal I/O and networking subsystems. In System V Release 4, the entire terminal interface was reimplemented using STREAMS. An important concept in STREAMS is the ability to push drivers — custom code modules which can modify the functionality of a network interface or other device — together to form a stack. Several of these drivers can be chained together in order.
Plural noun of the word stream.
The mountains and valleys have many streams that run through them all and merge at different points in the river that they all connect to.
masters, Masters, master's
The numerical value of streams in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of streams in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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