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|Socket addresses (families)|
The library supports both IP4 and IP6 addresses. On Unix systems it
also supports Unix domain sockets (
address of a Unix domain sockets is a file name. Unix domain sockets are
socket_create/2 or unix_domain_socket/1.
IP4 or IP6 sockets can be created using socket_create/2
or tcp_connect/3 with the
(default, IP3) or
inet6 domain option. Some of the
predicates produce or consume IP addresses as a Prolog term. The format
of this term is one of:
The predicate ip_name/2 translates between the canonical textual representation and the above defined address terms.