Here is a nice book from Sun, Solaris Systems Programming, that should really challenge you. Be advised that it...
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is not light reading. The writer's homepage has plenty of additional information as well.
Two other books you may want to look at are UNIX Network Programming, Volume 2: Interprocess Communications by W. Richard Stevens and Solaris Internals: Core Kernel Architecture, Vol. 1 by Jim Mauro and Richard McDougall.
Chapter 10 of the Trusted Solaris Developer's Guide offers a peek at interprocess communications. This Sun Developer Network article gives a detailed explanation of the concepts and implementation behind fast sockets, an alternative to IPCs. Click here to get an introduction to sockets.
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