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  • LinkCreate[" name "] creates a MathLink link with the specified name for another program to connect to.
  • LinkCreate[ ] picks an unused port on your computer system and creates a MathLink link on it.
  • LinkCreate by default creates internet TCP links, with names of the form port @ host. Ports are typically specified by numbers.
  • LinkCreate returns a LinkObject.
  • You can use LinkCreate and LinkConnect to set up peer-to-peer communication between two Mathematica processes.
  • The option LinkProtocol specifies the underlying data transport protocol to use.
  • LinkCreate internally calls a function analogous to the MLOpenArgv() function in the MathLink library.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.12.6.
  • See also: LinkConnect, LinkLaunch, LinkClose.