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Old 03-19-2008, 04:46 AM   #1
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difference b/w AF_ prefix and PF_ prefix related to socket

Hi all,

As we know that while initializing sockaddr_in structure's members we use AF_ prefix and PF_ prefix.

But what is the basic difference b/w these two conventions and where to use
which convention
Old 03-20-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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AF_ means address families, when PF_ means protocol families, but in practice it's the same.


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