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bridge port (B_Port)

With Fibre Channel (FC), the ports

have a special designation that expresses the functionality and is identified by an underscore. The FC ports only differ from the protocol

on theinterface

interms of the scope of functions.

The B_Port is a bridge port.

The B_Port extends the connection of the Fibre Channel interconnect. Two FC switches can be connected to each other via ATM or via Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) using this port. The B_Port can only be connected to an E_Port of an FC switch.

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Updated at: 12.11.2004
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