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Are there any differences between IPv4 and IPv6 in the socket layer in the free bsd code?

Are there any differences between IPv4 and IPv6 in the socket layer in the free bsd code?
I am sorry to say that I am not a developer and can't answer this question in-depth. All I can say is that there are alternative "API" calls that are used at the socket layer to make IPv6 socket calls versus IPv4.
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Is the port number is mandatory for communicating the client server using socket,can we communicate the client without port number. How?
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