iFCP, Internet Fibre Channel Protocol

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Protocol suite: TCP/IP.
Protocol type:Application layer protocol.
Ports:3420 (TCP).
MIME subtype:
SNMP MIBs:iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.transmission.ifcpMgmtMIB (
Working groups: ips, IP Storage.

A gateway-to-gateway protocol, which provides fibre channel fabric services to fibre channel devices over a TCP/IP network. iFCP uses TCP to provide congestion control, error detection and recovery. iFCP's primary objective is to allow interconnection and networking of existing fibre channel devices at wire speeds over an IP network.

MAC header IP header TCP header iFCP message



[RFC 3723] Securing Block Storage Protocols over IP.

[RFC 4172] iFCP - A Protocol for Internet Fibre Channel Storage Networking.

[RFC 4369] Definitions of Managed Objects for Internet Fibre Channel Protocol (iFCP).


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