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service access point

service access point in Technology

(SAP) The OSI term for the component of a network address which identifies the individual application on a host which is sending or receiving a packet.
TCP/IP's equivalent term is "port".
Different SAPs distinguish between different services or applications on a host, e.g. electronic mail, FTP, HTTP.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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