When I reading a doc:

Logical properties settings include:
- Protocol family:

I don't know the inet, inet6, and iso meaning there, I searched the google, find a iNet, is them equals? who can help understanding them?


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each protocol will provide a routing table for their given address space or work with each other to provide routing between address spaces:

inet represents IPv4 addressing such as

inet6 represents IPv6 addressing such as 2001:4860:4860::8888

ISO CLNS. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Connectionless Network Service (CLNS) protocol is a standard for the network layer of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a type of data-carrying technique for high-performance telecommunications networks. MPLS directs data from one network node to the next based on short path labels rather than long network addresses


inet usually refers to IPv4, inet6 to IPv6.


To be clearer, inet is a short for Internet. And IPvX stands for Internet Protocol version X.
So indeed inet will be regular Internet Protocol (v4) and inet6 the v6 of the Internet Protocol.

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