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IP port

A number assigned to applications and services in a TCP/IP network. The port may identify data transferred via either the reliable TCP protocol (financial data) or the unreliable UDP protocol (audio and video broadcasting/streaming) in the TCP/IP protocol suite. See TCP/IP port and TCP/IP.
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STC has selected GTT's 100-Gb/s IP port solution, which is expected to fully address STC's customers' ever-growing bandwidth requirements, providing high level quality and reliable service.
The Swedish communication services provider Utfors said today (17 December) that it had received a SEK120m order for its IP Port solution from Arbetsmarknadsstyrelsen (the Swedish labour market administration).
Proven QoS architecture supports high-quality voice in Enterprise VoIP systems The IDC estimates that IP port shipments will rise from 114.9 million in 2001 to 169.8 million by 2003, as demand rises for Internet-based voice and data services such as VoIP.
PacketDrive combines an always-on IP port, multiple carrier-grade quality voice lines and home PNA capabilities and can be deployed as an alternative to a traditional wired network or as an extension to a carrier's existing DSL rollout.
Management Access Lists (ACL) by IP address and IP Port number
However, a call entering an IP port can be routed directly to that end point at a much lower cost.
Those threats include the hacking of the port that can take a device down, existing services that allow unauthorized access (such as telnet, ftp, http and others), hidden services that create a back door around a secure IP configuration, OS imperfections, IP port connection hijacking that causes a denial of service attack, and more.