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Fibre Channel for Mass Storage by Ralph H. Thornburgh

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Glossary

Adapter

A printed circuit assembly which transmits user data (I/Os) between the host system’s internal bus and the external Fibre Channel link and vice versa. Also called an I/O adapter, host adapter, or FC adapter.

Address

The logical location of a peripheral device, node, or any other unit or component in a network. The formatted number specifying a specific network location.

See also [SCSI Addressing ]
Arbitrated Loop
See [Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop]
Area

The second byte of the N_Port Identifier.

Attenuation

The difference (loss) between transmitted and received power, due to the transmission loss through equipment lines or other communications devices.

Bandwidth

The range of frequencies that can pass over a given ...

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