I am attempting to write (raw byte transfer, no fancy stuff) some data right into a UNIX domain socket in Mac OS X (10.6) in the terminal (party).

socat isn't available and doesn not compile completely from source in OS X. Based on google some versions of netcat support UDSs but neither of those do once put together from source:



Any ideas?

OpenBSD's nc supports -U for connecting to UNIX-domain electrical sockets, and really should be reasonably portable. Source is within resumes (see anoncvs access), and Debian has some tarballs.

A port of OpenBSD's enhanced version of netcat for Darwin are available at: