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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: Connection string log messages
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2005 17:26:00 GMT
Craig Russell wrote:

> Hi David,
> 
> My only issue is with the term "Physical Connection".
> 
> Connections are logical, not physical. Ethernet cables, adapters, wires,
> RAM, disk drives are physical. Ports, sockets, connections, database
> tables and columns are logical.
> 
> I really don't like using physical to describe the lowest level of
> connection. Isn't there another term that conveys the correct
> information, like Hard Connection, or Socket Connection, Port
> Connection, or simply Connection?

'physical connection' is the term used by the JDBC 3.0 spec, so I think
it is the correct term to use here. In the embedded case the physical
connection does not use a socket or a port so using such terms would be
misleading.

Dan.


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