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inet(7F)							      inet(7F)

       inet - Internet protocol family

       The  internet  protocol	family is a collection of protocols layered on
       top of the (IP) network layer, which utilizes the internet address for‐
       mat.   The  internet  family  supports  the  SOCK_STREAM and SOCK_DGRAM
       socket types.

       Internet addresses are four byte entities.  The	include	 file  defines
       this address as the structure

       Sockets	bound  to  the	internet protocol family utilize an addressing
       structure called Pointers to this structure can be used in system calls
       wherever they ask for a pointer to a

       There are three fields of interest within this structure.  The first is
       which must be set to AF_INET.  The next is  which  specifies  the  port
       number  to  be used on the desired host.	 The third is which is of type
       and specifies the address of the desired host.

       The internet protocol family is comprised of the IP  network  protocol,
       Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), Transmission Control Protocol
       (TCP), and User Datagram Protocol (UDP).	 TCP is used  to  support  the
       socket  type  while  UDP	 is used to support the socket type.  The ICMP
       message protocol and IP network protocol are not directly accessible.

       The local port address is selected from independent domains for TCP and
       UDP  sockets.   This means that creating a TCP socket and binding it to
       local port number 10000, for example, does not interfere with  creating
       a UDP socket and also binding it to local port number 10000 at the same

       Port numbers in the range 1-1023 inclusive are reserved for use by  the
       super-user  only.   Attempts  to	 bind to port numbers in this range by
       non-super-users fail and result in an error returned.

       was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

       tcp(7P), udp(7P).


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