> -----Original Message-----
> From: kjana / dm4lab.to [mailto:kjana / dm4lab.to]

...

> /etc/protocols and related functions?  If my guess is right, they are
> related to network communication so....  Hmm I feel that putting them
> in Socket is little clumsy, but don't suppose them used in an
> application not relating to Socket.
> 
> Those who use them regularly may have more concrete feeling and more
> important issues.

That was my feeling.  There's no real relationship between "socket" and the
proto functions but, as you suggest, if you see a proto function in code,
you are 99.999% likely to see it used with sockets.

Perhaps "Net::Proto" ?

Regards,

Dan