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node port (N_Port)

With Fibre Channel(FC), the FC ports are identified by the notation Name_Identifier. The various FC ports differ in terms of the scope of functions from the protocol at the interface.

A node port connects either an N_Port or an F_Port via a point-to-point connection. The N_Port supports the creation, detection and message flow to and from a fabric.

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Englisch: node port - N_Port
Updated at: 13.11.2004
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Links: fiber coupler (FC), notation, protocol, interface (I/F), node
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