Internetworking Terms: Channel Interface Processor (CIP)

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Channel Interface Processor (CIP)

Definition

The Channel Interface Processor (CIP) is a channel attachment interface for Cisco 7000 series routers.

Details

The CIP is used to connect a host mainframe to a control unit, thereby eliminating the need for a front-end processor (FEP) for channel attachment.

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