Definitions for "Virtual Circuit"
Keywords:  svc, pvc, oopic, dedicated, circuit
A logical circuit set up to ensure reliable communication between two network devices. Physical resources are not permanently allocated as in a switched circuit on a circuit switch network.
A seemingly real connection between two points in a packet switching or Frame Relay networks. It appears to the user to be a dedicated, or private circuit. Several virtual circuits can coexist on a single physical transmission facility.
A communications link that appears to be a dedicated circuit & passes sequential packets between devices usually in a packet switching network.
Keywords:  guide, net, administrator, book, search
(Net8 Administrator's Guide; search in this book)