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Distributed system for Internet name service (RFC0830)

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Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 15 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Z. Su: AUTHOR

Abstract

For many years, the ARPANET Naming Convention "@" has served its user community for its mail system. The substring "" has been used for other user applications such as file transfer (FTP) and terminal access (Telnet). With the advent of network interconnection, this naming convention needs to be generalized to accommodate internetworking. The Internet Naming Convention [1] describes a hierarchical naming structure for serving Internet user applications such as SMTP for electronic mail, FTP and Telnet for file transfer and terminal access. It is an integral part of the network facility generalization to accommodate internetworking.

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Network Working Group

Request for Comments: 830

A Distributed System for Internet Name Service

by

Zaw-Sing Su

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| This RFC proposes a distributed name service for DARPA |

| Internet. Its purpose is to focus discussion on the |

| subject. It is hoped that a general consensus will |

| emerge leading eventually to the adoption of standards. |

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October 1982

SRI International

333 Ravenswood Avenue

Menlo Park, California 94025

(415) 859-4576

RFC 830 October 1982

A Distributed System for Internet Name Service

1 INTRODUCTION

For many years, the ARPANET Naming Convention "@" has

served its user community for its mail system. The substring ""

has been used for other user applications such as file transfer (FTP)

and terminal access (Telnet). With the advent of network

interconnection, this naming convention needs to be generalized to

accommodate internetworking. The Internet Naming Convention [1]

describes a hierarchical naming structure for serving Internet user

applications such as SMTP for electronic mail, FTP and Telnet for file

transfer and terminal access. It is an integral part of the network

facility generalization to accommodate internetworking.

Realization of Internet Naming Convention requires the

establishment of both naming authority and name service. In this

document, we propose an architecture for a distributed System for

Internet Name Service (SINS). We assume the reader's familiarity with

[1], which describes the Internet Naming Convention.

Internet Name Service provides a network service for name

resolution and resource negotiation for the establishment of direct

communication between a pair of source and destination application

processes. The source application process is assumed to be in

possession of the destination name. In order to establish

communication, the source application process requests for name service.

The SINS resolves the destination name for its network address, and

provides negotiation for network resources. Upon completion of

successful name service, the source application process provides the

destination address to the transport service for establishing direct

communication with the destination application process.

2 OVERVIEW

2.1 System Organization

SINS is a distributed system for name service. It logically

consists of two parts: the domain name service and the application

interfac...