virtual path


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virtual path

(networking)
The location of a file or directory on a particular server, as seen by a remote client accessing it via World-Wide Web (or similar distributed document service).

A virtual path provides access to files outside the default directory and subdirectories. It appears in the form ".../~name/..." where "~name" is replaced with actual path configured by the administrator. An access control list can be associated with a virtual path.
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The angle between the virtual path and the real path is called a.
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* OAM activity to determine status of each virtual path and virtual channel;
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