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                                                                    Computer port


A computer port is used to connect a computer to other computers or to connect a computer to an output or input device.

There are two types of ports present:

   1. Physical ports.These ports are used to connect a computer to I/O (Input/Output) devices.
   2. Virtual (programmatic) ports.These ports are used by operating system of a computer to connect to other computers over networks.