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fabric loop port (FL_Port)

A port a logical device interface with the associated protocol. In Fibre Channel (FC), the FC ports

have a special designation that expresses the functionality and is identified by an underscore. In an FC switch, an FL_Port supports FC-AL and is connected to one or more NL ports through the Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop. The FL_Port forms a shared entry point for public NL_Ports connected to the Fibre Channel fabric.FL_Ports are intermediate ports in a virtual point-to-point link between end ports that do not reside in the same loop.

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Englisch: fabric loop port - FL_Port
Updated at: 13.11.2004
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