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Method for Storing LAN Server Aliases in a Distributed Computing Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112657D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheok, CK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for storing LAN Server aliases in a Distributed Computing Environment* (DCE).

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Method for Storing LAN Server Aliases in a Distributed Computing
Environment

      Disclosed is a method for storing LAN Server aliases in a
Distributed Computing Environment* (DCE).

      In the current version of OS/2** LAN Server, network resources
are stored as aliases in the Domain Control Database (DCDB) files.
In the future releases of LAN Server, a LAN Server has access to the
DCE services, and therefore, it can participate in a DCE cell.

      The LAN Server alias definitions were migrated to the DCE
namespace as now described.  The IBMLS sub-directory is created under
the DCE-defined "subsys" subdirectory by the LAN Server 4.0
Installation program for storing LAN Server specific information.
The "domains" sub-directory is created under the IBMLS subdirectory
when alias definitions from the first domain are migrated to the DCE
directory.  A new domain object is created under the "domains"
sub-directory for each domain whose alias definitions are migrated to
the DCE namespace.  The "alias_list" attribute of the domain object
is a multi-value attribute and contains the list of all the aliases
migrated to DCE.

      This method allows OS/2 LAN Server to participate in Open
Software Foundation's (OSF) DCE cell.  LAN Server resources can be
shared with other heterogeneous clients and servers in a DCE cell.

*  Trademark of Open Software Foundation, Inc.
** Trademark of IBM Corp.