A name referring to hardware. The device for the CD-ROM is usually /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s2 for Solaris 2.x, and /dev/sr0 for Solaris 1.x. It may be different depending on your machine or on how you configure it.
The physical disk device name (or disk access name).
The device name or address used to access a physical disk, such as c0t0d0. The c#t#d# syntax identifies the controller, target address, and disk. In a SAN environment, it is more convenient to use enclosure-based naming, which forms the device name by concatenating the name of the enclosure (such as enc0) with the disk's number within the enclosure, separated by an underscore (for example, enc0_2). The term disk access name can also be used to refer to a device name.
The name used to identify a device on the system. A device name indicates the device code, controller designation, and unit number.
Name assigned to the handheld device that is required so that the HotSync or ActiveSync software can identify which device you have connected and which settings to use during synchronization (e.g., Susieâ€™s new Treo 650).
A description up to 18 characters long which defines a particular input or output device. Examples of device names are Room Temperature and Pump Vibration.
The name that a Bluetooth device presents itself with when supplying identity information to another device.
(n.) The name that the system uses to identify a device. For example, /dev/rst0 (or just rst0) is the device name for 0.25-inch tape.
The device name or address used to access a physical disk, such as c0 b0 t0d0 s0. The c#b#t#d#s# syntax identifies the controller, target address, disk, and partition.
(1) Identification of a physical device, such as a tape drive, printer, or hard disk. The format of device names is operating-system dependent. (2) On some operating systems, a logical name that is equated to a physical device name.