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SubjectRe: what is net-pf-17?
>Where do these numbers come from?  (other than
>/usr/src/linux/include/linux/socket.h and
>/usr/include/, why are they defined,
>sometimes differently, in the two files?) Do we get numbers from
>IANA, or are these implementation specific?

The former header is a kernel-internal one; the latter (which is called
/usr/include/bits/socket.h these days, in fact) is intended for user space and
provided by libc. The two sets of numbers ought really to match. They don't
have any global significance so they are implementation specific.


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