World Wide Name


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World Wide Name

The 64-bit address assigned to a host bus adapter (HBA) in a Fibre Channel network. Assigned by the vendor at the time of manufacture, it is similar to the MAC address in an Ethernet network. See Fibre Channel and MAC address.
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